Agriculture and Food Systems: Interdisciplinary Perspectives I

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Stones Throw 2 - Slate, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Pinki Mondal, Lindsay Naylor
Chairs: Pinki Mondal

Call for Submissions

Agriculture and Food Systems: Interdisciplinary Perspectives I (Paper Session)


In this session we invite presentations that examine different components of agriculture and food systems worldwide. Our objective is to host two separate but interlinked sessions in order to examine different dynamics within these systems. We aim for an interdisciplinary approach and envision one session examining the biophysical and geospatial aspects and one session focused on the social and political dynamics at work. In bringing these two groups together we hope to build a bridge among the scholars using different methods and approaches to study food and agricultural systems.

Potential topics in Session I include, but are not limited to:
1. Biophysical and/or socio-economic drivers of agricultural land use change
2. Impacts of weather variability and extreme climatic events on agriculture
3. Geospatial methods quantifying changes in agricultural landscapes


If you are interested in this session, please send an email to either Pinki Mondal (mondalp@udel.edu) or Lindsay Naylor (lnaylor@udel.edu) with your presentation title, abstract, and 8-digit program identification number (PIN) by October 22, 2018. Please see http://annualmeeting.aag.org/submit_an_abstract for abstract submission guidelines.


Description

Global croplands and pastures currently cover 38% of the world’s ice-free land. Aggregate food supply has risen more than 100% and food production per capita has increased by almost 20% in the last 50 years. Yet, around 805 million people are still chronically undernourished today, mainly due to lack of accessibility and/or affordability. The situation may worsen in the near future as agriculture will continue to face challenges stemming from population growth, dietary changes, climatic disturbances, bioenergy crop expansion, and market shocks. In this session we invite presentations that examine different components of agriculture and food systems worldwide. Our objective is to host two separate but interlinked sessions in order to examine different dynamics within these systems. We aim for an interdisciplinary approach and envision one session examining the biophysical and geospatial aspects and one session focused on the social and political dynamics at work. In bringing these two groups together we hope to build a bridge among the scholars using different methods and approaches to study food and agricultural systems. We particularly welcome submissions on the following topics:

1. Biophysical and/or socio-economic drivers of agricultural land use change
2. Impacts of weather variability and extreme climatic events on agriculture
3. Geospatial methods quantifying changes in agricultural landscapes
4. Socio-economic drivers of changing consumption patterns
5. Changing economic landscapes of meal preparation and access to food
6. Different applications of urban food production (farming, foraging)
7. Race, gender and bodies as sites of production/consumption
8. Social justice efforts


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Maia Call*, The National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center, Smallholder responses to climate anomalies in rural Uganda 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Andrew Zimmer*, University of Arizona, Zack Guido, University of Arizona, Tom Evans, University of Arizona, Weather forecasts, farmer perceptions and adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Bryan Collins*, University of Denver, Modelling Crop Yield to Appraise Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Timor-Leste 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Tanya Torres*, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Kimberly Carlson, Principle Investigator, Quantifying the Environmental Footprint of Doubling Hawai‘i’s Local Food Supply 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Mohamed Ibrahim*, Hunter College - CUNY, The Rapidly Changing Political Economy of the Sudanese Pastoralists 20 2:30 PM

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