News from JAFSCD
Food Systems Research Priorities Commentaries
— Your Comments Invited!
September 20, 2013 -- JAFSCD's summer issue includes papers on food systems research priorities for the next 5 years from a wide range of contributors. To encourage discourse on what research is needed, we have posted all the research commentaries as open access — no subscription is needed to access the full-content PDFs.
We're excited to provide this forum on important future research. COnsider the comment feature on each commentary's page as your invitation to join the dialogue.
October 22, 2013 -- JAFSCD's fall 2013 issue, now underway, focuses on the topic "land for food." American Farmland Trust is the fall issue sponsor as the topic dovetails with its mission of protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. Julia Freedgood, managing director of Farmland and Community Initiatives for American Farmland Trust — and a founding advisory board member of JAFSCD — will be providing a guest editorial to introduce the topic and place the papers in context.
Accepted papers to date (with more to follow) include:
- Farm Adaptation at the Rural Urban Interface, by Shoshanah M. Inwood (University of Vermont) and Jill K. Clark (The Ohio State University)
- Delineating the Economic and Food Production Potential of Underutilized, Small Parcel Farmland in Metropolitan Surrey, British Columbia, by Kent Mullinix, Caitlin Dorward, Marc Shutzbank, Parthiphan Krishnan, Karen Ageson, and Arthur Fallick (all at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
- Access to Farmland: A Systems Change Perspective, by Kathryn Z. Ruhf (Land For Good, Inc.)
- Farms or Freeways? Citizen Engagement and Municipal Governance in Edmonton's Food and Agriculture Strategy Development, by Mary A. Beckie (University of Alberta), Lorelei L. Hanson (Athabasca University), and Deborah Schrader (University of Alberta)
These papers and open-call papers will be published in the coming weeks through December.
JAFSCD PRESS RELEASE
New Tool for Food Systems Researchers
UC Davis faculty and graduate students build bibliography and call for more research collaboration between researchers and practitioners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) - Jul. 19, 2013 - ITHACA, N.Y. -- In an effort to narrow the gap between implementation of local food system projects and related academic research, a team at the University of California Davis compiled articles from peer-reviewed journals into an extensive bibliography. Their article, “Community food systems: Strengthening the research-to-practice continuum,” provides an initial analysis of the bibliography and is published in the spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (www.AgDevJournal.com).
Read the full press release.