This special edition of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development (Vol 4 Issue 3, Spring 2014) has been made “freely available — no subscription needed! — through the month of July”. As the publishers say: “We are doing this to make these papers more readily available to researchers and practitioners and to extend the research on and practice of cooperatives. It also offers prospective subscribers a chance to explore the contents of JAFSD. We welcome you sharing this information with your colleagues and networks.
The list of contents can be found here: in all 9 peer reviewed papers and one commentary, exploring “the state of the art in cooperative alternative food networks and exemplify[ing] the diversity and dynamism of the field”.
The issue has been edited by the following people:
– Colin Ray Anderson, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry Univ. UK
– Lynda Brushett, Cooperative Development Institute, USA
– Thomas W. Gray, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development-Cooperative Programs, USA, and Center for the Study of Cooperatives, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
– Henk Renting, RUAF Foundation (International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security), the Netherlands
Their guest editorial Working together to build cooperative food systems can be found here.