SEGS Research: Food Systems.


  • SEGS lab research in food systems revolves around the role of networks and the resilience of Vermont agriculture in the face of climate change.

  • Publications

  • The critical role of information sharing to the value proposition of a food systems network

    Christopher Koliba, Serge Wiltshire, Steven Scheinert, Drake Turner, Asim Zia & Erica Campbell

    2016. Public Management Review. Taylor and Francis Online.

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    With goal-directed networks being used so extensively as a strategy to achieve ‘collective impact,’ increased attention is being paid to the investment of participating member organizations’ time, and informational, financial, and human capital in these efforts. Authors draw on the concept of ‘value proposition’ from the business and public administration literature and use extensive network data from a food systems planning network to test hypotheses focusing on the positionality of member organizations within specific operational subnetworks by correlating positionality with multiple assessments of value. Results indicate that embeddedness in the information sharing subnetwork most strongly correlates with member value proposition.
  • Vermont Agricultural Resilience in a Changing Climate: A Transdisciplinary and Participatory Action Research (PAR) Process.

    Schattman, R., Méndez, E., Westjik, K., Caswell, M., Conner, D., Koliba, C., Zia, A., Hurley, S., Adair, C., Berlin, L., and Darby, H.

    2014. Benkeblia, N. (Ed.) Agroecology, ecosystems and sustainability . Advances in Agroecology Series. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis.

  • Mapping Farm to School Networks: Implications for Research and Practice.

    Conner, D., King, B., Koliba, C., Trubek, A. and Kolodinsky, J.

    2011. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 6: 133-152.

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