We are the Culture & Agriculture (C&A) Section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). C&A aims to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.

C&A is a membership organization governed by its bylaws. The main activities of C&A include:
• Publication of the CAFE Journal
• Sponsorship and organization of panels, special sessions, and workshops at the AAA aanual meetings
• Publication of regular columns in Anthropology News
• Sponsorship of the Robert Netting Best Student Paper Prize
• Maintain regular communication among members through theCulture_aglist electronic mailing list.

As stated in our Bylaws, the purpose of the Culture and Agriculture section is: “(a) to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and (b) to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.”

LEADERSHIP:

President (2014-2016)
Lisa Markowitz
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Louisville
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Past President (2012-2014)
James Veteto
Dept. of Anthropology
Western Carolina University
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President-Elect
Nicholas C. Kawa
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
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Secretary-Treasurer (2015-2017)
David Meek
Department of Anthropology
University of Alabama
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Anthropology News Co-Editors, C & A Column (2014- 2016)
Elizabeth Olson
Department of History, Sociology, and Anthropology
Southern Utah University
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Gregory de St. Maurice
Center for Research on Food Palability
Faculty of Agriculture
Ryukoku University
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Members at large & Chair of Programs Committee (2015)
Seth Murray
Program in International Studies
North Carolina State University
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Co-Editors for CAFE (2015-2017)
Brandi Janssen
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
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Stephanie Paladino
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
University of Georgia
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General Listserv
Lois Stanford
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
New Mexico State University
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