David A. Cleveland
Santa Barbara
United States

David Cleveland is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research and teaching focus on small-scale, sustainable food systems, and he has worked with farmers around the world, including in Ghana, Mexico, Zuni, Hopi, Pakistan, and the United States. His current focus is the potential contributions of diet change and food system localization to climate change mitigation, improved nutrition, and food sovereignty. His 2014 book, Balancing on a Planet: The future of food and agriculture, is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood systems, based on an understanding of their biological and sociocultural roots.