In This Issue: A Challenging New Profession: Food Systems Development Practice

Authors

  • Duncan Hilchey Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2014.051.017

Keywords:

Professional Development

Abstract

First paragraph:

In this issue of the Food Systems Journal we offer a bountiful fall harvest of papers on subjects ranging from urban soils and supply chains to social networks and community building. A cursory look at the titles in this issue would probably not yield a common theme, but it is there in plain sight. It's the same theme that cuts across all our accepted papers and across all issues we publish. That theme is people — us — food systems development practitioners, working hard and enjoying our work (as this fall issue's cover image depicts). We are scholars, farmer-activists, land-use officials, organizers, nutritionists, farmers market managers, food service directors, planners, program volunteers, extension educators, graduate students, and the list goes on. We are stewards of a vast, complicated, and fragile system that is linked to food security, livelihoods, culture, open space, quality of life, and many other multifunctional benefits. Yet as people we have our needs as well....

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Author Biography

Duncan Hilchey, Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

Publisher and editor in chief of JAFSCD.

Published

2014-12-19

How to Cite

Hilchey, D. (2014). In This Issue: A Challenging New Profession: Food Systems Development Practice. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(1), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2014.051.017

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