Vol 4, No 3 (2014)

Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives

Cover of JAFSCD volume 4, issue 3

On our cover: This community food system map captures the complex relationships and resources required in a cooperative network. The map was created with the collaboration of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network coordinator, the paper lead author, and Nourishing Communities researchers, using open-source Visual Understanding Environment software from Tufts University (http://vue.tufts.edu/). See its use in the paper in this issue, Leveraging the Local: Cooperative Food Systems and the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network in Ontario, Canada. (Image courtesy of Phil Mount)