In This Issue: A Challenging New Profession: Food Systems Development Practice

  • Duncan Hilchey Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems
Keywords: Professional Development

Abstract

First paragraph:

In this issue of the Food Systems Journal we offer a bountiful fall harvest of papers on subjects ranging from urban soils and supply chains to social networks and community building. A cursory look at the titles in this issue would probably not yield a common theme, but it is there in plain sight. It's the same theme that cuts across all our accepted papers and across all issues we publish. That theme is people — us — food systems development practitioners, working hard and enjoying our work (as this fall issue's cover image depicts). We are scholars, farmer-activists, land-use officials, organizers, nutritionists, farmers market managers, food service directors, planners, program volunteers, extension educators, graduate students, and the list goes on. We are stewards of a vast, complicated, and fragile system that is linked to food security, livelihoods, culture, open space, quality of life, and many other multifunctional benefits. Yet as people we have our needs as well....

Author Biography

Duncan Hilchey, Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems
Publisher and editor in chief of JAFSCD.
Published
2014-12-19
How to Cite
Hilchey, D. (2014). In This Issue: A Challenging New Profession: Food Systems Development Practice. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2014.051.017

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