Vol 4, No 1 (2013)

Land for Food: A Focus on Farmland Protection and Land Grabbing

Cover of JAFSCD volume 4, issue 1

On our cover: This Google Earth image tells a tale of two towns. It depicts the towns of Niagara-on-the Lake on the Canadian side of the Niagara River (left) and Porter, New York (right) from an elevation of about 10 miles (16 km). These two communities share the same soil resources and the same climate. What would explain why the Canadian side is replete with vineyards and produce farms, while the American side is largely abandoned farmland? (Image from Google Earth Pro, retrieved Oct. 30, 2013; coordinates 43°13'11.81" N 79°03'15.60" W)