Food Systems Leadership

A Neglected Field




Food Leadership, Indigenous Agriculture, Agroecology, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Social Innovation, Permaculture


First paragraph:

Food Leadership: Leadership and Adult Learning for Global Food Systems, edited by Catherine Etmanski (2017), consists of eight papers in three sections: Indigenous food systems, leadership in global food system transformation, and learning in global food system transformation. Leadership, although a contested concept (Grint, 2005), has been broadly defined by Bass and Bass (2008) as “the ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute to the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members” (p. 23). Global food insecurity remains a persistent problem despite decades of intervention and billions of dollars of investment (Barrett, 2010; Rosegrant, Paisner, Meijer, & Witcover, 2001); yet, very little research has focused on leadership for food system transformation (Etmanski, 2017). This volume presents a long overdue treatment of an important yet neglected subject....


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Author Biography

Keith Williams, First Nations Technical Institute; St. Francis Xavier University

Special Projects Advisor, First Nations Technical Institute,  Deseronto, Ontario; doctoral student, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

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How to Cite

Williams, K. (2018). Food Systems Leadership: A Neglected Field. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(2), 165–169.