Sustainability of Small-Scale Farming and Local Food Systems in Poland as Viable Alternatives for Wyoming

Title

Sustainability of Small-Scale Farming and Local Food Systems in Poland as Viable Alternatives for Wyoming

Files

Research Question

How do small-scale organic and conventional (non-GMO) farms in Poland function within European Union (EU) food system networks?

Award

CGS-SER Nielson Research Excellence Award

Significance

Better understanding of local food systems in EU using a four key metrics of agricultural sustainability: productivity, environmental impact, economic viability and social well-being. The knowledge from this project will assist in drawing similar comparisons in local food systems established in Wyoming and neighboring states.

Methods Used

A series of on-farm surveys and physical data collection, meetings with EU entities housed at the Polish Ministry of Agriculture, collaboration with scientists and “important players” in food system networks, such as distributors, consumers, salesmen, schools etc.

Conclusions/Outcomes

Anticipated outcomes will serve as material to produce case studies for a series of hands-on learning exercises designed for undergraduate students, peer-reviewed publications, public presentations and a new travel course for University of Wyoming students.

Publication Date

2016

Department

Plant Science

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics

Sustainability of Small-Scale Farming and Local Food Systems in Poland as Viable Alternatives for Wyoming

Share

Book Location

 
COinS