Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Penn State Campus: 
University Park
Location or Building Name: 
105 Forest Resources Building

Conceptual and Methodological Innovations In Food Systems Research

This presentation will analyze changes in agri-food systems as socio-ecological systems and situates these examples in the emerging food-energy-water
nexus frame. As perhaps the quintessential socioecological system, agricultural production will provide the focus of this talk through examples from
past and current research projects including seed systems in Sahelian West Africa, land ownership structures in the United States, and labor allocations
by actors along the food value chain. Kristal Jones, a PSU graduate, is currently an Assistant Research Scientist at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland, College.

Sponsored by the International and Agriculture Development Graduate Program and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment