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JAFSCD_Cover_Vol2_Issue2_LoResJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 2, Issue 2 / Winter 2011–2012

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)




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Entire Volume 2 Issue 2

1 Volume 2, Issue 2 Complete Issue
Amy Christian


1 In This Issue: A Smörgåsbord of Fresh Applied Research Papers
Duncan Hilchey


1 METRICS FROM THE FIELD: How Do We Grow New Farmers?
Ken Meter
2 GLOBAL VIEWS OF LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS: Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice
Rami Zurayk

Open Access Content (subscription not required)

In celebration of New York state's 2012 Maple Weekend and the wrap-up of an unusually early and successful maple season, we are posting the paper below as freely available.

1 Assessing the Growth Potential and Economic Impact of the U.S. Maple Syrup Industry
Michael L. Farrell, Brian F. Chabot

Food Systems Planning Papers

The papers below are additional papers on the topic of food systems planning, the focus of volume 2, issue 1.


1 The Feasibility of Regional Food Systems in Metropolitan Areas: An Investigation of Philadelphia’s Foodshed
Peleg Kremer and Yda Schreuder
2 Welcoming Animals Back to the City: Navigating the Tensions of Urban Livestock Through Municipal Ordinances
William H. Butler
3 Assessing Access to Local Food System Initiatives in Fairbanks, Alaska
Alison M. Meadow
4 Mitigating Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Review of Scientific Information for Food System Planning
Tara L. Moreau, Jennie Moore, and Kent Mullinix
5 Planning for Climate Action in British Columbia, Canada: Putting Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation on Local Government Agendas
Tara L. Moreau, Jennie Moore, and Kent Mullinix

Open Call Papers

1 Kaiser Permanente’s Farmers’ Market Program: Description, Impact, and Lessons Learned
DeAnn Cromp, Allen Cheadle, Loel Solomon, Preston Maring, Elisa Wong, Kathleen M. Reed
2 Strategies for Accessing Volume Markets in the Beef Industry: A Review of Three Case Studies
Nick McCann and Frank Montabon
3 From the Ground Up: Assessing Consumer Preferences for Multifunctional Agriculture
Leah Greden Mathews
4 "Food Security" and "Food Sovereignty": What Frameworks Are Best Suited for Social Equity in Food Systems?
Megan Carney
5 Cultivating Narratives: Cultivating Successors
Thomas L. Steiger, Jeanette Eckert, Jay Gatrell, Neil Reid, Paula Ross
6 Is a Geographical Certification a Promising Production and Commercialization Strategy for Smallholder Sheep Farming in Ceará, Brazil?
Sarah Schneider, Marianna Siegmund-Schultze, Evandro V. Holanda Júnior, Francisco S. F. Alves, Anne Valle Zárate
7 Unfolding Farm Practices: Working Toward Sustainable Food Production in the Netherlands and Spain
Paul Swagemakers, M. Dolores Domínguez García, Xavier Simón Fernández, Johannes S. C. Wiskerke
8 Could Toronto Provide 10% of its Fresh Vegetable Requirements from Within its Own Boundaries? Part II, Policy Supports and Program Design
Rod MacRae, Joe Nasr, James Kuhns, Lauren Baker, Russ Christianson, Martin Danyluk, Abra Snider, Eric Gallant, Penny Kaill-Vinish, Marc Michalak, Janet Oswald, Sima Patel, and Gerda Wekerle

Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.


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