Agriculture and Food Systems: Interdisciplinary Perspectives II

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: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Stones Throw 2, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Pinki Mondal, Lindsay Naylor
Chairs: Lindsay Naylor

Call for Submissions

Agriculture and Food Systems: Interdisciplinary Perspectives II (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 II include, but are not limited to:
1. Socio-economic drivers of changing consumption patterns
2. Changing economic landscapes of meal preparation and access to food
3. Different applications of urban food production (farming, foraging)
4. Race, gender and bodies as sites of production/consumption
5. Social justice efforts

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 Angela Chapman*, UC Davis Geography Graduate Group, Harold Perkins*, Ohio University, The Neoliberal Economy of Food Security: Evaluating the Ability of the Local Food System around Athens, Ohio to Address Food Insecurity 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Hannah Ramer*, , Urban agriculture, race, and real estate: the Minneapolis Garden Club 1910-1925 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Sasha Pesci*, University of California - Davis, Cultivating a palate: contested embeddedness and changing food geographies in the 50 years of Chez Panisse 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Marvin Joseph Montefrio*, Yale-NUS College, Xin Run Lee, Yale-NUS College, Lim Elwin, Yale-NUS College, Aesthetic Governance of Urban Farming in Singapore 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Lisa Jordan*, Drew University, Andrew Katapodis, Drew University, The Conflict-Population-Climate Nexus: Disentangling the Climate Consensus from the Neoliberal Consensus 20 4:25 PM

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