Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Beatrice Aronson

An Equitable and Sustainable Transition in the Agriculture-Food System

This project is working to compare the policy approaches of Europe and the United States to meet the challenge of aging farmer populations through addressing high barriers to entry for young and socially disadvantaged farmers. We will be coding and analyzing interviews we have conducted throughout the past year with government organizations, non-profits, and individual farmers about their perspectives and experiences with these issues. Our ultimate goal is to develop a knowledge base that allows actors both in Spain and California to learn from one another on best practices to address their respective challenges in ensuring a healthy and sustainable agriculture-food system.

Message To Sponsor

Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to continue my work on this project over the summer! Over the past year through conducting interviews as part of this study, we have heard how important our work is to the people who have struggled to enter the agriculture-food business. They are excited to see the results of our study, and therefore I am incredibly grateful to be able to continue our work towards generating potential solutions to this crisis.
Major: Geography and Political Economy
Mentor: Robin Marsh, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Sponsor: Leadership Fund
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