JJ Richardson

About JJ Richardson

JJ Richardson is CEFS' Communications and Website Manager.

Local Food Councils Tackle Hunger and Food Access Issues in North Carolina

Even though it is only 7 a.m., the conference center is buzzing with activity.  Representatives from food councils across North Carolina have called an impromptu meeting to discuss a response to federal budget cuts which threaten funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

2018-05-01T12:07:11+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Agrophile, Community Food Strategies, News|

A Season of Hope: CEFS’ 2017 End-of-Year Letter

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is committed to developing local food and farming systems that support North Carolina’s farmers and rural economies, reduce food insecurity, improve access to healthy food, and serve the public good. Join us in this important work by making a gift to CEFS today.

2018-02-14T17:55:12+00:00 November 26th, 2017|News|

Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses

In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.

Five Questions with CEFS Graduate Fellow Angel Cruz

Five questions with Angel Cruz, a CEFS Graduate Fellow who recently graduated from N.C. State with a Ph.D. in Agroecology. She used participatory action research (PAR) to conduct research with smallholder farmers in rural El Salvador for a three-year research project to evaluate the role of sustainable soil management in improving food security for smallholder farming communities.

2017-05-18T08:37:58+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Agroecology, Agrophile, News|