The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) is the world's only peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal focused on food and farming-related community development. JAFSCD uses a double-blind peer-review process, with expert reviewers who include researchers, scholars, and food systems professionals in the field.

This website is the home for the JAFSCD Community. It is where JAFSCD Shareholders, editorial board members, associate editors, reviewers, and others can work together, receive information from JAFSCD, and network with each other.

JAFSCD emphasizes best practices and tools related to the planning, community economic development, and ecological protection of local and regional agriculture and food systems, and works to bridge the interests of practitioners and academics. Articles are immediately published online as they are accepted, but are aggregated into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. JAFSCD is an online-only journal — readers access the full content of all issues online and may download or print any articles.

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems, a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a nonprofit affiliate of Cornell University). JAFSCD is published with the support of our organizational and library shareholders, and our annual partners:

Inter-Institutional Network for Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
Food Systems at the University of Vermont

Cover of the winter-spring 2019 issue (volume 8, issue 4)

On the cover of our winter-spring 2019 issue, Rafael Aponte is the owner and operator of Rocky Acres Community Farm in the town of Freeville, just northeast of Ithaca, New York. In this photo from fall 2017, Aponte gives a tour of his 10-acre operation, explaining the cultural significance of raising goats for Black and other communities of color in central Upstate New York. See the article Building Emancipatory Food Power: Freedom Farms, Rocky Acres and the Struggle for Food Justice, by Bobby J. Smith II, in this issue. Photo credit: Bobby J. Smith II; used with permission.