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Seeking Articles on Urban Agriculture Programs for JAFSCD

From: Duncan Hilchey <duncan@newleafnet.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:55:33 -0400
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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

ATTENTION:
Practitioners     Graduate Students      Applied Researchers

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development is a 
NEW online, international, peer-reviewed journal focused on applied
research and best practices in the development of thriving farming
communities and sustainable food systems. Peer reviewers include
development practitioners, organization and agency staff, faculty, graduate
students, consultants, and farmers from around the world with expertise in
a wide range of agriculture and food-systems issues as they relate to
community, ecological sustainability, and economic development. JAFSCD is
online at [http://www.agdevjournal.com/] www.AgDevJournal.com.
JAFSCD welcomes research and policy briefs, and case studies (up to
2,500 words) and full articles (up to 8,500 words) on best
community-development practices related to the call for articles below.

Authors are invited to submit articles under one of two categories:

1. SPECIAL TOPIC CALL
Best Practices in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Development

Articles may address the following, among other topics:

- Urban livestock management and regulation
- Urban market gardening and backyard gardening
- Aquaculture and hydroponics
- Marketing and value-adding
- Waste management and reuse
- Urban farming by immigrants or special populations
- Farming on the fringe  

Deadline: June 30, 2010 (The deadline may be extended with permission of the publisher.)

More background on this topic is at [http://www.agdevjournal.com/]
www.AgDevJournal.com.

2. OPEN CALL

The Journal welcomes papers at any time on any subject related to the development aspects of agriculture and food systems.

Content can focus specifically on conservation and farmland protection, value-adding, coopera­tive marketing, value chains, distribution, farm labor, market research, consumer decision-making drivers, and other topics.. Authors are encouraged to submit applied research papers, commentary, and thought-provoking articles that inform the
emerging field of agriculture and food systems development. Faculty and students, Extension and other educators, planners, consultants, staff with farm agencies and farm and community organiza­tions, and farmers are invited to submit material.

For both calls, manuscripts should focus on the practical application of these innovations: the organization and mechanics of a program or strategy; engagement of stakeholders; challenges and unique solutions; impact analysis; and lessons learned. The Journal encourages "accessible scholarship" -- minimizing jargon, writing in the active voice, and addressing the interests of both practitioners and academics. These papers should inspire and inform new and existing community development efforts to establish and sustain farms. Papers that feature survey results with descriptive statistics, or case studies featuring best practices (or even post-mortem analyses), are highly encouraged. FOR DETAILS on these calls for articles and guidelines for submission, visit [http://www.agdevjournal.com/] www.AgDevJournal.com.

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
is published by New Leaf Publishing and Consulting ([http://www.NewLeafNet.com]
www.NewLeafNet.com).
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