Molly Anderson

Molly Anderson is an independent consultant on science and policy for sustainability and principal at Food Systems Integrity. She manages a project through the Henry A. Wallace Center to set up indicators of sustainable food systems, and coordinates research for the Farm & Food Policy Project, a national convening to identify and support policies for the next Farm Bill shared among diverse non-governmental organizations. She serves as Coordinating Lead Author on the North America/Europe section of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, an international project to evaluate and make recommendations on the application of future agricultural science and technology. Between 2002 and 2005, Molly was employed by Oxfam America in the US Regional Office, supporting programs and policy that help poor rural communities in the United States. Before that, she worked at Tufts University for 14 years as a professor, administrator, partnership builder, and researcher. She directed the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and was a Faculty Fellow in the University College of Citizenship & Public Service. She co-founded and for five years directed the Agriculture, Food and Environment Graduate Degree Program in the School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts, where she now holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment. Molly is on the Governing Board of the Community Food Security Coalition and Editorial Boards of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems and the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.

Primary interests related to sustainability: What tools can best motivate changes in human behavior to simultaneously improve environmental integrity and social justice? How can participatory research methods contribute to behavioral change in these domains?

Food Systems Integrity



May 9, 2009
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