Sustainability of Small-Scale Farming and Local Food Systems in Poland as Viable Alternatives for Wyoming
How do small-scale organic and conventional (non-GMO) farms in Poland function within European Union (EU) food system networks?
CGS-SER Nielson Research Excellence Award
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.
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.
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.
Norton, Urszula, "Sustainability of Small-Scale Farming and Local Food Systems in Poland as Viable Alternatives for Wyoming" (2016). CGS Faculty Awards 2016. 6.