53 Symposium--Local/Regional Food Systems and Community Food Security: Making the Connection

Oral Session
A08 Integrated Agricultural Systems

The local/regional food system is one of the fastest-growing, most promising 
markets in agriculture today, based on the concept that food grown, processed and sold locally benefits the environment, farmers, consumers and communities. Connecting the local food movement with Community Food Security programs presents an on-going opportunity and challenge. Food 
insecurity in the U.S. can be counteracted through vibrant 
local/regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, 
nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people. We
 will explore methods to address food insecurity and 
build a bridge between rural and urban communities to ensure self-reliant and sustainable food systems.


A12 Organic Management Systems (Provisional)
Monday, November 1, 2010: 12:55 PM-4:50 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 102A, First Floor

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Kathleen Delate
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:20 PM
2:00 PM
Scaling-up Local/Regional Food Systems.
Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University; Elizabeth Sarno, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
2:35 PM
Community Gardening and Food Security in Los Angeles County.
Yvonne Savio, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County
2:20 PM
3:15 PM
Improving Farmers Food Security and Livelihoods through Participatory Maize and Wheat Technologies: Examples From South Asia.
Guillermo Ortiz-Ferrara, CIMMYT International; T.P. Tiwari, CIMMYT International; Nirmal Gadal, CIMMYT International; Ram Sharma, ICARDA; Arun Joshi, CIMMYT International
3:35 PM
How Does Their Garden Grow? Observing Soil Fertility in a Community Garden.
Nels Hansen, The Ohio State University; Paul Lee, The Ohio State University
4:35 PM
4:50 PM