The Power Of Community Partnerships For Innovative Regional Solutions For Food Justice: A Food Alert Phone Application For Southcoast Massachusetts, 2018 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Power Of Community Partnerships For Innovative Regional Solutions For Food Justice: A Food Alert Phone Application For Southcoast Massachusetts, Timothy P. Shea, Deirdre Healy, Sirisha Jujjavarapu, Christine Sullivan, Joyce Bettencourt
Community Engagement and Research Symposia
There is evidence for a growing need for innovative solutions that a collaborative nonprofit network can facilitate. There is now interest by funders in the potential of collaborative networks. However, such networks can be difficult to create and nourish. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth founded and facilitated a successful nonprofit network which has led to a significant, regional projects. Founded in 2009, Southcoast Serves - based in the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement -- began as a collaborative of over 40 community organizations. Starting as a leap of faith, then slowly developing connections through monthly meetings over five years, by 2014 Southcoast ...
New Trends At The Nutrition And Online Markets Focused On The American And The Hungarian Consumers, 2018 Szent Istvan University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
New Trends At The Nutrition And Online Markets Focused On The American And The Hungarian Consumers, Katalin Tari, Brian Parr, Iin Handayani, Regina Zsuzsanna Reicher
Understanding online consumer behavior is an important undertaking in the field of business. With the Internet becoming more popular and accessible, the relationship between companies and their customers has drastically changed. The sales process is becoming more of a two-way communication relationship but there are many differences between the American and Hungarian markets. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine methods and procedures employed in the online nutrition market, based on the American and the Hungarian consumer sector. This research served to point out the possible methods and indications which allowed the integrated testing of performance on different ...
The Impact Of The 2008 Economic Recession On The Food Security Level Of Veterans Relative To Non-Veterans, Galo Casals
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Using nationally representative data, this paper aims to determine the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on the food security level of veterans relative to non-veterans. An ordinal logistic model reveals that the aforesaid recession did not have a significant impact on the food security level of veterans vis-à-vis non-veterans.
International Engagement To Enhance Global Food Security: An Example In The Republic Of Kosova, 2018 Iowa State University
International Engagement To Enhance Global Food Security: An Example In The Republic Of Kosova, Curtis R. Youngs, Albulena Basha
Animal Industry Report
Since 2011, personnel at Iowa State University (ISU) have been engaged with the southeastern European country of the Republic of Kosova (more commonly known as Kosovo). The purpose of this engagement has been to empower Kosovars to transform their agricultural sector so that this newly independent country can reduce its reliance on food imports and develop into a food secure nation. Activities conducted under terms of the international memorandum of cooperation and understanding between ISU and the University of Prishtina (UP) are described in this report. Accomplishments resulting from this partnership include: 1) guest lectures by ISU faculty to UP ...
Modelling The Impact Of National Development Strategies For The East African Rice Sector, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Modelling The Impact Of National Development Strategies For The East African Rice Sector, Florence Muthee
Theses and Dissertations
The 2008 food crisis prompted many food importing nations to reconsider the need to be self-sufficient especially in their staple food needs. This awakening led to the launch of the Coalition for Africa Rice Development (CARD) initiative with a goal to double rice production in Africa. Under the CARD umbrella member countries drafted individual National Rice Development Strategies (NRDS). This study is a quantitative assessment of four East African countries’ NRDS: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda within dynamic global rice economy models. The NRDS targets and strategies are not realistic and included under estimation of rice consumption for Kenya, an ...
Impacts Of The Food Safety Modernization Act On On-Farm Food Safety Practices For Small And Sustainable Produce Growers, 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Impacts Of The Food Safety Modernization Act On On-Farm Food Safety Practices For Small And Sustainable Produce Growers, Aaron Adalja, Erik Lichtenberg
We use data from a national survey of fruit and vegetable growers to examine the current prevalence and cost burden of food safety practices required in the proposed Produce Rule implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. In particular, we analyze the influence of farm size and farming practices on the probability of adopting food safety measures that would be required by the Produce Rule; and we analyze how the costs of using those food safety practices vary by farm size and farm practices. Majorities of our respondents currently employ most of the food safety practices that would be required under ...
Adoption And Coexistence Of Ge, Conventional Non-Ge, And Organic Crops, 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Adoption And Coexistence Of Ge, Conventional Non-Ge, And Organic Crops, Aaron Adalja, Catherine Greene, James Hanson, Robert Ebel, Michael Barron
The adoption of genetically engineered (GE) crop varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread for major crops—94 percent of planted acres for soybeans, and 88 percent for corn in 2012 (USDA-NASS 2012). The potential exists for GE crop production to impose costs on organic and conventional non-GE production via unintended presence of GE material along the supply chain through: • Contamination of seed stock • Accidental cross-pollination • Accidental co-mingling during planting, harvesting, handling, and storing of crops (Bullock and Desquilbet 2002). Maintaining the integrity of GE-differentiated product markets relies on segregation protocols such as: • Hybrid selection and seed purity testing • Physical ...
Haitian Sun And Peruvian Ruins: Service-Learning In International Development, 2017 Purdue University
Haitian Sun And Peruvian Ruins: Service-Learning In International Development, Paige Rudin
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
Development issues in growing nations can be seen and discussed in service-learning programs on Purdue’s campus. Two international experiences in Haiti and Peru reveal a need for development strategies that can be universally applied in service-learning settings. Traveling with graduate students from Lima, Peru, to study animal connection in Peruvian society and teaching Haitian university students the basics of water quality and testing allow the exchange of ideas between cultures and profound learning for both parties. Connections like these change mindsets and inspire curiosity, thus strengthening human capacity. Challenges and barriers like integrating quantitative and qualitative data from community ...
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, 2017 Purdue University
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, Courtney Simpson
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
The courses of Tech120, CGT110, and ENGT 180/181 and Red Gold at Purdue collaborated to design a robot that would plant and water a garden for a local community charter school. The students centered the project on the users’ needs for fresh food, nutrition education, and early exposure to STEM for children. The school, Anderson Preparatory Academy (APA), is comprised of many children who come from low-income families and are in the free or reduced lunch program. Inspired from “Farm Bot,” a similar system that allows for almost hands-free gardening, the “Boiler Bot” is designed to be scalable so ...
Special Issue On The Economics Of Changing Coastal Resources: The Nexus Of Food, Energy, And Water Systems, Mario F. Teisl, Kathleen P. Bell, Caroline L. Noblet
Viewed through the perspective of the nexus of food, energy, and water systems, improved management of coastal resources requires enhanced understanding of cross-system and cross-scale interactions and dynamics. The economics of changing coastal resources hinges on increased understanding of complex tradeoffs associated with these complex multisystem and multiscale relationships. How diverse forms of change will affect water quantity and quality as well as food and energy production in coastal areas is not well understood. Coastal resources provide many goods and services and influence markedly the nature of many human communities. In 2010, 43 percent of the US population lived in ...
Exploring The Empirical Relationship Between Civic Agriculture And Community Resilience, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Exploring The Empirical Relationship Between Civic Agriculture And Community Resilience, Beth Joanna Person-Michener
Theses and Dissertations
Smaller-scale, qualitative and mixed method studies indicate that civic agriculture generates positive, local-level social change, specifically by increasing social, human and economic capital. These social benefits are also identified as some of the crucial components needed for community resilience to disasters. However, literature directly linking civic agriculture to community resilience is sparse and there is little if any research explicitly examining a relationship between civic agriculture and community resilience. This study lends national scope and an empirical examination of evidence for a positive relationship between civic agriculture and community resilience along the applicable domains of social, human and economic capital ...
Nutritional And Behavioral Repercussions Of Food Insecurity And The Impact Of Nutrition Education, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Nutritional And Behavioral Repercussions Of Food Insecurity And The Impact Of Nutrition Education, Kelly Burgess
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
Food insecurity occurs when an individual does not have consistent access to fresh, nutritious food in safe, socially acceptable, and affordable ways. This is a significant challenge facing Kentuckians, with one in six adults and one in four children experiencing some degree of food insecurity. The present study examines the effectiveness of customized nutrition education in improving 1) nutrition-related behaviors associated with food insecurity and 2) management of household food supply in food-insecure individuals with and without children. Participants were recruited through HOTEL INC, and one was from a household without children and one with children. A pre-assessment survey evaluated ...
Technology Adoption In India’S Food Security Program: A Qualitative Management Approach, 2017 Iowa State University
Technology Adoption In India’S Food Security Program: A Qualitative Management Approach, Varun Chhabra, Shweta Chopra
The attendees will get an in-depth information of role of ICT in Indian food security system and various challenges it poses to the users of new technology, affecting the performance of PDS. Application of six sigma methodology to improve ICT implementation in e-governance will be discussed. Implications of the work on PDS performance will be shared.
Uprooting Food Injustice: A Qualitative Analysis Of Activist Efforts Combating Food Deserts And Inequality, 2017 Union College - Schenectady, NY
Uprooting Food Injustice: A Qualitative Analysis Of Activist Efforts Combating Food Deserts And Inequality, Marley Noel Weig-Pickering
Honors Theses and Student Projects
Food insecurity is rampant in the United States in both rural and urban settings. The limited access to affordable nutritious food and education about healthy eating, increase risks for diet related illness and impact community health. Through participant observation and analysis of various community-based initiatives, this thesis explores interconnections between community solutions and public policy. Six cases studies in New Mexico and New York are examined to better understand how communities and government programs must collaborate to create effective change. Further, each case study reveals similar factors of food injustice, yet modes of activism to counter attack food injustice are ...
Agricultural Technology Adoption And Adaptation Under Climate Change: Microevidence From Niger, 2017 University of San Francisco
Agricultural Technology Adoption And Adaptation Under Climate Change: Microevidence From Niger, Berenger Djoumessi Tiague
Many regions of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing fast increases in human population pressure and urbanization. By 2050, feeding a planet of 9 billion people will require an estimated 50 percent increase in agricultural production. Farmers in in the Sahel are exposed to a highly variable weather over time, and to their limited adaptive capacity, therefore often use livestock as income generator, export earnings, and as insurance against weather risk. There is an increasing demand for livestock products, which increase pressure on crop residues use on the land. In this study, I use panel socio-economic data combined with village rainfall ...
Financial Sector Development And Agricultural Productivity, 2017 University of San Francisco
Financial Sector Development And Agricultural Productivity, John J. Onoja
Global concern is rising about the performance of the agricultural sector in view of its integral role in poverty alleviation, economic development and meeting an ever-increasing nutritional demand. At the epicenter of the concern is declining productivity due to poor financial inclusion of the sector leading to low investment and returns to agriculture. A cursory examination of the existing literature on the subject reveals quite varied dimensions to the analysis of agriculture productivity-financial development nexus. Focusing on the role of financial sector development as a catalyst to agricultural productivity, we employ panel data and advances fixed-effects econometrics approach to empirically ...
Food For Thought: Analyzing The Impacts Of Livestock Factory Farming In The United States, 2017 Fordham University
Food For Thought: Analyzing The Impacts Of Livestock Factory Farming In The United States, Mallory Russo
Student Theses 2015-Present
The practice of large scale factory farming in the United States has raised moral and ethical questions since its establishment in the mid twentieth century. Though a relatively modern development in the field of agribusiness, factory farming has already accounted for drastic damage to both public and environmental health. Factory farming requires the unsustainable use of resources, gives off toxic waste, and poses a serious threat to public health. This paper aims the further analyze those damages, as well as investigate the lack of transparency and political corruption carried out by factory farm industry leaders. Major factory farming companies have ...
The Anthropocene, Overview, 2017 CUNY Graduate Center
The Anthropocene, Overview, Scott W. Schwartz
Open Educational Resources
This presentation offers an overview of the developing concept of The Anthropocene -- a term coined to describe our current geological epoch, in which human impact on the planet will leave a permanent trace.
A Step Towards A "Greener" Dining Services: Procuring Locally For The Health Of Students And The Earth, 2017 University of Rhode Island
A Step Towards A "Greener" Dining Services: Procuring Locally For The Health Of Students And The Earth, Jessica Fischer
Senior Honors Projects
Supporting local food has been a goal of dining services for some time now. Buying local means you know exactly where your food is coming from. Typically the farmer has a direct relationship with the processors that puts pressure on them to abide by all laws and regulations. Secondly, the shorter time between the farm and your table, the less likely that nutrients will be lost during the time it takes to transport food across the country. Third, buying local food builds a sense of community. When you buy direct from a farmer, you’re engaging in a time-honored connection ...
"Transnational" Eating: The Food Culture Of Dominican Immigrants In Ri, 2017 University of Rhode Island
"Transnational" Eating: The Food Culture Of Dominican Immigrants In Ri, Vanessa Garcia Polanco
Senior Honors Projects
Food, as an universal topic that transcends borders, times, and places, is a pathway towards understanding a group's transnational and local identity (Mares). Food culture as it refers to the practices, attitudes, and beliefs as well as the networks and institutions surrounding the production, distribution, and consumption of food provides fundamental understanding of a group (Long).Sociologists defined “transnationalism” as the process by which immigrants build social fields that link together their country of origin and their country of settlement (Glick Schiller et al. 1992:1). At the same time, migration flows influence the local context structure and the ...