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About Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems

Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access journal focusing on urban and peri-urban agriculture and systems of urban and regional food provisioning in developing, transition, and advanced economies.
The journal intends to be a platform for cutting edge research on urban and peri-urban agricultural production for food and non-food (e.g. flowers, medicine, cosmetics) uses and for social, environmental, and health services (e.g. tourism, water storage, care, education, waste recycling, urban greening). It aims to explore, analyze, and critically reflect upon urban and regional food production, processing, transport, trade, marketing and consumption and the social, economic, environmental, health and spatial contexts, relations and impacts of these food provisioning activities.
The journal addresses one of the contemporary grand societal challenges: how to secure the availability, affordability and access to culturally appropriate, nutritious, and safe food for a growing and rapidly urbanizing world population in times of increasing resource scarcity, diet-related ill-health and climate change. This contemporary grand societal challenge requires a multi-disciplinary approach and hence Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems welcomes contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, such as sociology, economics, marketing and consumer studies, gender studies, human and economic geography, urban and regional planning, architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, political science, agronomy, soil science, water management, and public health studies. The journal publishes original research as well as critical reviews.

Benefits include:

                  Online manuscript submission, review, and publication
                      of original research and critical review articles

                  International editorial board

                  Timely publication, with rapid First Look posting
                     and continuous publication

                  All articles are fully open access under a Creative Commons
                     license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)


Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems is published by the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America.

ISSN: 2575-1220

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Chief Executive Officer: Ellen G.M. Bergfeld

Business and editorial offices at ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711-5801. Phone: 608-273-8080; fax: 608-273-2021.
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Prof. Dr. Han Wiskerke
Wageningen University -
     Rural Sociology Group
Wageningen, The Netherlands

ASA Editor-in-Chief
Beth Guertal
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

CSSA Editor-in-Chief
C. Wayne Smith
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Director of Publications
Bill Cook
ACSESS, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711

Managing Editor
Elizabeth Gebhardt
ACSESS, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711



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