Title

Community agriculture as a response to the global food crisis: A comparison of models from Nicaragua and the United States

Lead Author Major

Development and Cultural Change

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Analiese Richard

Faculty Mentor Department

International Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

This paper compares community agriculture programs used as local solutions to the global food crisis and rising food prices. Two case studies were conducted in community garden programs in El Manzano Uno, Nicaragua and Stockton, California. Both communities face food security issues, despite being located in regions of large-scale commercial agricultural production. The comparison of these two models yields insight into the role of community-based agricultural projects in creating successful agricultural policy at a global scale, as well as some common challenges faced by local community agriculture programs in confronting systemic crises.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 217

Start Date

21-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2012 12:00 PM

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Community agriculture as a response to the global food crisis: A comparison of models from Nicaragua and the United States

DeRosa University Center, Room 217

This paper compares community agriculture programs used as local solutions to the global food crisis and rising food prices. Two case studies were conducted in community garden programs in El Manzano Uno, Nicaragua and Stockton, California. Both communities face food security issues, despite being located in regions of large-scale commercial agricultural production. The comparison of these two models yields insight into the role of community-based agricultural projects in creating successful agricultural policy at a global scale, as well as some common challenges faced by local community agriculture programs in confronting systemic crises.