Food, Agriculture, Land

Our work aims to explore the nexus between food, agriculture, and land to understand and encourage habitable living conditions and supporting sustainable development.

  • Environmentally Focused Food Brand Eat The Change Partners with CECE for Events

    Eat The Change believes in breaking down barriers and pushing boundaries, not just in their food and beverage choices but in their beliefs and actions. Eat the Change® is a Bethesda, MD based company created by activist entrepreneur and creator of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman and celebrity chef, Spike Mendelsohn. Their mission is inspired by […]
  • COP28 DC Climate Hub

    On Thursday, December 7th, CECE, The School of International Service, and We Don’t Have Time cohosted the COP28 DC Climate Hub. Policymakers, climate activists, journalists, and academic experts came together to discuss what is needed to ensure a just and equitable climate transition. This multi-panel event included: Ambassadors Up-Close: COP28 Reflections, The Power of Storytelling, […]
  • CECE Hosted Historic Farm Bill Summit and Briefing 

    From April 30 - May 2, 2023 the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF), Berkeley Food Institute (BFI), American University’s Center for Environment, Community, and Equity (CECE) and Antiracist Research Policy Center (ARPC) hosted Pointing the Farm Bill Toward Racial Justice, a Farm Bill Summit & Briefing. The summit was a historic convening of farmers, advocates, policy-makers, scholars, students, and the general […]
  • Multiscale RECIPES for Sustainable Food Systems Year 2 Report

    RECIPES: Resilient, Equitable, and Circular Innovations with Partnership and Education Synergies Multiscale RECIPES (‘RECIPES’) is an interdisciplinary research network of 50 faculty and staff researchers co-creating solutions to wasted food. Through our research process, we partner with non-profits, industry leaders, frontline workers, community members, and policymakers to transform wasteful systems to promote sustainability, equity, and […]
  • Article: Towards Abolitionist Agrarian Geographies of Kentucky

    In her new paper “Towards Abolitionist Agrarian Geographies of Kentucky,” American University School of International Service Provost Associate Professor Dr. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace invites readers on a journey through space and time in a state with echoes of an oppressive, racially stratified agricultural past and a present of both agrarian exploitation and resistance. “This state names […]
  • Article: Parity as radical pragmatism: Centering farm justice and agrarian expertise in [...]

    From East India to the United States, the history and present reality of the movement for farmer parity is analyzed in a new paper published by American University School of International Service Provost Associate Professor Dr. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace and activist colleagues. Titled “Parity as radical pragmatism: Centering farm justice and agrarian expertise in agricultural policy,” […]