The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS) is a prominent professional organization which provides an international forum to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of food, agriculture, and health, as well as an opportunity for examining the values that underlie various visions of food and agricultural systems. From a base of philosophers, sociologists, and anthropologists, AFHVS has grown to include scientists, scholars, and practitioners in areas ranging from agricultural production and social science to nutrition policy and the humanities. AFHVS encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system from numerous perspectives and approaches, including local and regional food systems; alternative food movements; agricultural and food policies, agricultural sustainability, food justice, issues of local and global food security, and food sovereignty.
In a series of visioning sessions and membership surveys between 2012 and 2015, the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society has collaboratively discussed its vision and values as a learning community, putting our mission into practice more operationally via an emphasis on:
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
On September 29th USDA NIFA and the AFHVS Membership Committe held a 1-hour webinar with Social Science Program Specialist Amber Campbell and Social Science National Program Leaders Adam Wilke and Charlotte Tuttle on funding opportunities for social science research related to food and agriculture at NIFA. Topics covered the divisional structure of NIFA and where social science programs are housed; an overview of specific programs and funding opportunities with a social science or interdisciplinary focus; how and why to be a grant proposal reviewer; special opportunities for students and early career professionals; and tips for successful grant writing. The webinar was recorded and is now available for viewing at this link: https://afhvs.wildapricot.org/Recordings.
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