Research Briefs

The Research Briefs series reports on research projects conducted or supported by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. If you would like to receive printed copies of the Research Briefs, contact us by email or call 831.459-3240.


    Brief #1 - Community Supported Agriculture on the Central Coast: The CSA Member Experience

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    – by Jan Perez, Patricia Allen, Martha Brown


  • Brief #2 - Land Use and Water Quality on California’s Central Coast: Nutrient Levels in Coastal Waterways

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    - by Marc Los Huertos, Lowell Gentry, and Carol Shennan


  • Brief #3 - Alternative Food Initiatives in California: Local Efforts Address Systemic Issues

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    - by Patricia Allen, Margaret FitzSimmons, Michael Goodman, and Keith Warner


  • Brief #4 - Community Supported Agriculture on the Central Coast: The CSA Grower Experience

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    - by Jan Perez


  • Brief #5 - What Do People Want to Know About Their Food? Measuring Central Coast Consumers’ Interest in Food Systems Issues

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    - by Phil Howard


  • Brief #5 Methology Details - What Do People Want to Know About Their Food? Measuring Central Coast Consumers’ Interest in Food Systems Issues — Details of Methodology

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    - by Phil Howard


  • Brief #6 - Participatory Action Research and Support for Community Development and Conservation: Examples from Shade Coffee Landscapes in Nicaragua and El Salvador

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    - by Chris Bacon, Ernesto Mendez, and Martha Brown


  • Brief #7 - Central Coast Consumers’ Interest in Food Systems Issues: Demographic and Behavioral Associations

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    - by Phil Howard


  • Brief #8 - Land Use and Phosphorus Levels in the Elkhorn Slough and Pajaro River Watersheds

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    - by Marc Los Huertos, Claire Philips, and Carol Shennan


  • Brief #9 - Meeting Farm and Food Security Needs through Community Supported Agriculture and Farmers’ Markets in California

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    - by Patricia Allen, Julie Guthman, and Amy Morris


  • Brief #10 - Food Safety versus Environmental Protection on the Central California Coast: Exploring the Science Behind an Apparent Conflict

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    - by Diana Stuart, Carol Shennan, and Martha Brown


  • Brief #11 - Farming the College Market: Results of a Consumer Study at UC Santa Cruz

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    - by Jan Perez and Patricia Allen


  • Brief #11 Survey Form - Farming the College Market: Food System Issues Survey

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    - by Jan Perez and Patricia Allen


  • Brief #12 - Will “We” Achieve the Millennium Development Goals with Small-Scale Coffee Growers and Their Cooperatives? A Case Study Evaluating Fair Trade and Organic Coffee Networks in Northern Nicaragua

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    - by Christopher M. Bacon, V. Ernesto Méndez, María Eugenia Flores, and Martha Brown


  • Brief #13 - Can Hedgerows Attract Beneficial Insects and Improve Pest Control? A Study of Hedgerows on Central Coast Farms

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    - by Tara Pisani Gareau and Carol Shennan


  • Brief #14 - Impacts of the Apprenticeship Program: An Overview and Summary of the Alumni Survey

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    - by Jan Perez and Martha Brown

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