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JAFSCD Cover-Volume 3, Issue 4Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 3, Issue 4 / Summer 2013

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)






On the cover: Detail of one of the diagram outputs of the action research methodologies session held at the Food Futures Conference in Villa Vigoni, Italy, in April 2013. See the paper A Vision for Transdisciplinarity in Future Earth: Perspectives from Young Researchers for more detail. (Photo courtesy of Marta G. Rivera-Ferre)


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Cover and Table of Contents top

1 Cover, Copyright, Advisors and Reviewers
Duncan Hilchey

Editorial top

1 In This Issue: Food Systems Research Priorities: Blueprints for the Next 5 Years
Duncan Hilchey

Entire Volume 3 Issue 4 top

1 Volume 3, Issue 4 Complete Issue
Amy Christian

Columns top

1 DIGGING DEEPER: High-priority Research Approaches for Transforming U.S. Food Systems
Kate Clancy
2 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Rethinking Science: The Highest Research Priority for the Next 5 Years
John Ikerd

Open Call Paper top

1 Commercial Bakers' View on the Meaning of "Local" Wheat and Flour in Western Washington State
Karen M. Hills, Jessica R. Goldberger, and Stephen S. Jones

Book Review top

1 Warhol’s Apiary: A Review of Farming the City
Christian Man

Research Commentaries top

The full-content PDFs of these food systems research commentaries are freely available without subscription. The commentaries are not peer-reviewed and reflect only the views and opinions of the authors.


1 Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems: Future Research Priorities
Jeffrey K. O'Hara and Rich Pirog
2 The Role of Food Hubs in Food Supply Chains
James Matson and Jeremiah Thayer
3 Alternative Food Systems and the Citizen-consumer
Matthias Lehner
4 The New Environmental Security: Linking Food, Water, and Energy for Integrative and Diagnostic Social-ecological Research
Philip A. Loring, S. Craig Gerlach, and Henry P. Huntington
5 Crop Diversification: A Potential Strategy To Mitigate Food Insecurity by Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru
6 Including the Voices of Communities in Food Insecurity Research: An Empowerment-based Agenda for Food Scholarship
Adam M. Pine and Rebecca de Souza
7 Feeding Cities: Charting a Research and Practice Agenda Toward Food Security
Catherine Brinkley, Eugenie Birch, and Alexander Keating
8 Going "Beyond Food": Confronting Structures of Injustice in Food Systems Research and Praxis
Catarina Passidomo
9 Food Webs and Food Sovereignty: Research Agenda for Sustainability
Charles Francis, Michelle Miller, Molly Anderson, Nancy Creamer, Michelle Wander, Jacob Park, Thomas Green, and Brent McCown
10 Participation and Investment in Local Agriculture: What’s in a Community?
David V. Fazzino II, Philip A. Loring, and Azara Mohammadi
11 White Spaces in Black and Latino Places: Urban Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
Brandon Hoover
12 Food Sovereignty and Agricultural Land Use Planning: The Need To Integrate Public Priorities Across Jurisdictions
David J. Connell, Christopher R. Bryant, Wayne J. Caldwell, Arthur Churchyard, Greg Cameron, Tom Johnston, Matias E. Margulis, Doug Ramsey, and Claude Marois
13 Research Priorities for Advancing Adoption of Cover Crops in Agriculture-intensive Regions
Sarah Carlson and Ryan Stockwell
14 Researching Market and Supply-Chain Opportunities for Local Foods Systems: Setting Priorities and Identifying Linkages
Dawn Thilmany, David Conner, Kynda Curtis, Kathleen Liang, Kranti Mulik, Jeffrey O'Hara, Martha Sullins, and Tim Woods
15 Rethinking Research: Creating a Practice-Based Agenda for Sustainable Small-Scale Healthy Food Retail
Allison Karpyn and Hannah Burton-Laurison
16 A Regional Economics–Based Research Agenda for Local Food Systems
Kathryn A. Boys and David W. Hughes
17 Toward Alternative Food Systems Development: Exploring Limitations and Research Opportunities
Cayla Albrecht, Rylea Johnson, Steffi Hamann, Lauren Sneyd, Lisa Ohberg, and Michael CoDyre
18 Critical Research Needs for Successful Food Systems Adaptation to Climate Change
Michelle Miller, Molly Anderson, Charles A. Francis, Chad Kruger, Carol Barford, Jacob Park, and Brent McCown
19 Future Research Approaches To Encourage Small-scale Fisheries in the Local Food Movement
Connie H. Nelson, Kristen Lowitt, Mike Nagy, and Dean Bavington
20 Methodologies for Identifying Food System Research Priorities: Dispatch from Alaska
Elizabeth Hodges Snyder and Shannon Donovan
21 Advancing Rural Food Access Policy Research Priorities: Process and Potential of a Transdisciplinary Working Group
Sheila Fleischhacker, Donna Johnson, Emilee Quinn, Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Carmen Byker, and Joseph R. Sharkey
22 A Research Agenda for Food System Transformation Through Autonomous Community-based Food Projects
Branden Born
23 Closing the Knowledge Gap: How the USDA Could Tap the Potential of Biologically Diversified Farming Systems
Liz Carlisle and Albie Miles
24 Future Food System Research Priorities: A Sustainable Food Systems Perspective from Ontario, Canada
Alison D. Blay-Palmer, Irena Knezevic, Peter Andrée, Patricia Ballamingie, Karen E. Landman, Phil A. Mount, Connie H. Nelson, Erin Nelson, Lori M. Stahlbrand, Mirella L. Stroink, and Kelly Skinner
25 The Next Food Systems Agenda: A Western Grassroots Perspective
V. Philip Rasmussen, Stacie Clary, Al Kurki, and Ron Daines
26 A Vision for Transdisciplinarity in Future Earth: Perspectives from Young Researchers
Marta G. Rivera-Ferre, Laura Pereira, Timothy Karpouzoglou, Kimberly A. Nicholas, Sheila Onzere, Wilma Waterlander, Fawzi Mahomoodally, Anton Vrieling, Fola D. Babalola, Caroline C. Ummenhofer, Atul Dogra, Aline de Conti, Susanne Baldermann, Chijioke Evoh

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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