JAFSCD Celebrating 10th Anniversary!


On August 8, 2010, we began publishing the inaugural issue of JAFSCD. It’s been a wonderful journey over 10 years to this point.

We appreciate all the guidance, support, and encouragement from past and present advisors, reviewers, authors, readers, partners, shareholders, our fiscal sponsor the Center for Transformative Action, and everyone who makes up the JAFSCD community. Some of you have been with us since day 1!

Critical to our success is the annual support of our partners and key funders:
• University of Vermont Food Systems
• Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
• Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
• Joint partnership by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and Clemson University Land-Grant Local Food Systems Solutions
• The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The challenges addressed by JAFSCD have shifted over 10 years. Now we’re facing work on anti-Black racism, the threats to health and economic security due to the pandemic, and developing resilience in the Anthropocene. We are glad to serve as a platform for those working on these issues.

As a community-supported journal, JAFSCD appreciates the part you play in our success and impact. We look forward to publishing ever more timely and important research and voices about how food systems are critical on their own—and as a lens into our shared humanity.

With deep appreciation,

Signature of Duncan and Amy
Duncan Hilchey, Editor in chief, and Amy Christian, Managing editor