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 CIVIC AGRICULTURE

. . . embodies a commitment to agriculture and food production that relies on local resources and serves local markets and consumers. The imperative to earn a profit is filtered through a set of cooperative and mutually supporting social relations. Community problem-solving rather than individual competition is the foundation of civic agriculture.

    - Dr. Tom Lyson, 2004 

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Community Supported Journal!

Since the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development’s launch 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. 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 to become a community supported journal.

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