Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development



JAFSCD Is Now OPEN ACCESS — Freely Readable by All


JAFSCD coversAs of January 1, 2018, JAFSCD has become an open access journalfreely readable by all, worldwide.

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Call for Proposals: Place-based Food Systems Conference

Kwantlen Polytechnic University logoProposals for presentations, papers, and posters are being accepted now for the Place-based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen conference. Sponsored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (a JAFSCD partner), the conference will run August 9–10, 2018, in Richmond (metro Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada. The submission deadline is March 31, 2018.  
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Vol 7, No 4 (2017): Food Systems Development Practice and the Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast Project, Part 1

Cover of volume 7, issue 4 (fall 2017)

On our cover: Farmworkers pick a field of callaloo (also known as Chinese spinach) in the Black Dirt region of Orange County, New York. Tradi­tionally a bulk onion production region, the Black Dirt region has been gradually shifting to an ever greater variety of truck crops for sale particularly to the diverse markets (including ethnic markets) in New York City. Such diversification by more traditional midscale, single-crop farmers will need to happen if the Northeastern U.S. is to significantly increase its overall food self-sufficiency. (Photo copyright © 2007 by Duncan Hilchey.)