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Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

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Steven R. MCGREEVY is an associate professor at RIHN and has a background in agriculture and rural sustainable development from Kyoto University (Ph.D. 2012). His research focuses on novel approaches to rural revitalization that utilize local natural resources, sustainable agrifood and energy transition, and the relinking of patterns of food consumption and production in local communities. He leads the RIHN research project known as FEAST (Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production: Agrifood Systems in Transition). The FEAST project maps food systems, analyzes patterns of food consumption, food-related social practices and their socio-cultural meanings, and takes a transdisciplinary approach to explore the realities and potential for sustainable agrifood transition at sites in Japan, Thailand, Bhutan, and China. Notable publications include: “Lost in Translation: Incomer organic farmers, local knowledge, and the revitalization of upland Japanese hamlets” (Agriculture and Human Values 2012) and “Steering sustainable food consumption in Japan: Trust, relationships, and the ties that bind” (in Sustainable Consumption: Perspectives, Design, and Practices, ed. Audley Genus, Springer).