Since the Lyson Center launched the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development in 2010, our vision has been to provide applied research to practitioners who work on agriculture and food system issues (staff of nonprofit groups, public agencies, consultants, activists, and others) to support their efforts to transform communities through food and agriculture–based community development. Many JAFSCD papers are written by practitioners in collaboration with scholars, researchers, and students in academia.
Without this journal, we would spend many costly hours sorting through reports and papers. With the JAFSCD our work is more effective and efficient. Essential.
---Sue Beckwith. Texas Center for Local Food
To further JAFSCD’s transformative impact on the ground, we are launching a campaign to become open access—freely available, without a subscription, worldwide. To this end, we are modeling our open access campaign on a model familiar to those involved with food systems—community supported agriculture—to become a community supported journal. We are accepting pledges through September 30, 2017, and commit to becoming open access when we reach our threshold amount.
Ranking of how progressive farm communities are in all 50 states.
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