The Story of Haakh (Collard): Tracing the Trajectory of Collard in the Face of Land Use Change in the Region of Kashmir

Presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning in Portland, Oregon, this working paper documents how land use change, poor planning decisions, and recent extreme weather events coupled with the arrival of the global food system affect production and consumption of healthy foods, particularly haakh (a green much like collards), in the Kashmir region of India. At the time of the presentation the working paper was a review of the small body of literature and government documents available. Interviews will be conducted with farmers and residents in Kashmir during Spring of 2017.

Samina Raja, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning; Alexandra Judelsohn, Research Associate, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab; Erin Sweeney, Research Assistant, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab