Seeking University Academic Fellowships

The University of Leeds is looking to recruit a number of University Academic Fellowships, including one in Sustainability in Food Systems (see here:https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1007 ). Continue reading

WFAN Annual Conference

Women Doing Democracy: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food and Farming in Your Community is the theme of the 2014 WFAN annual conference, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Fairfield, IA. Join colleagues from all across the US to network, learn and enjoy the best locally grown foods Midwest women farmers have to offer!  Rates go up Oct. 24 Continue reading

Statement of the African and U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

On Oct 10-14, 2014 Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and climate crises, share research, develop strategies and explore ways to protect communities faced with the consequences of industrial agriculture as promoted by the Gates Foundation.
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Note from Liz Olson on SfAA student poster session:

I would like to invite anyone who has student(s) who would like to present
a poster in the topic area of Culture, Food, and Health to contact me: elizabethaolson@gmail.com.  I am hoping to organize a small student poster session at the SfAAs. These posters may be presented by students, or could be posters presented by faculty members relating class-based projects.

 

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

This year’s World Food Day is dedicated to Family Farming: ‘Feeding the world, caring for the earth’. To mark this date, FAO released today its flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture 2014: Innovation in family farming. Continue reading

SfAA: Special Sessions/Activities on Extraction

The ExtrACTION Topical Interest Group is planning a special track on extraction research for the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Pittsburgh this year in March. Our initial Call for Proposals has generated an overwhelming response — more than 15 panels and 60 participants that go well beyond anthropology. Others in attendance will be coming from sociology, public health, investigative journalism, and environmental studies from all over the world doing work on gas, coal, metals, and other extraction industries. Continue reading

******** SfAA abstract deadline extended *********

Deadline has been moved from October 15 to October 31st 

Note on SfAA panel

From Ryan Thomas Adams:  I am writing to request additional papers for a panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in March 2015. There is some room remaining on a panel that was begun by a group of us working on an edited volume related to environmental anthropology. The panel examines the intersection of environmental anthropology and food studies. It should be an interesting group and a productive forum for considering these topics. The SfAA’s have extended the deadline for panel submissions to October 31st. If you would be interested in having a paper included in this panel, please send me an abstract by October 24th. If you are uncertain whether your work would fit, I am glad to exchange messages with you or speak over the phone to see if your idea would fit. Continue reading

Note from: Abigail Carroll

There is a new 40-minute documentary film called Brookford Almanac, which follows a first-generation farm family in New Hampshire over the course of a year. During the year, the family unexpectedly loses it’s lease on its land, which raises a new theme beyond the general beauties and frustrations of farm life: land access. Continue reading

CfP: Food Politics and The Agrarian Question session

Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
21-25 April, 2015, Chicago

Food Politics and The Agrarian Question
Session organizers: Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern and Evan Weissman (Food
Studies, Syracuse University)

Discussant: Melanie DuPuis (Environmental Studies, Pace University)
Sponsored by the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group Continue reading