Fittingly first featured for World Food Day (see the 10-16-2020 Scout Report), this scholarly journal spans several relevant themes, from sustainable food systems to farming practices. Since its feature, the journal published its Winter 2020-2021 Special Issue focused on the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on worldwide food systems.
As the name implies, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) contains a bevy of agricultural research, as well as articles on related topics. This open-access journal (as of 2018) "is the world's only peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal focused solely on food and farming-related community development." Scrolling down the Home page, readers will find recent articles highlighted. Visiting the Archives page allows users to browse by volume (from 2010 to present). Articles of interest can be easily downloaded or printed. Readers interested in publishing with the journal should check out the Submissions tab. JAFSCD is currently led by Editor-in-Chief Duncan Hilchey (from the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems). Financial support is provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, the University of Vermont Food Systems, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, and Clemson University's Land-Grant Local Food Systems Solutions.