Food systems

Our current food systems not only fail to end malnourishment, but also exhibit substantial ecological impacts. Thus they are an obstacle to achieving numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our authors have a look…

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Food systems

Achieving a world without hunger is only one of the challenges which the world food system faces. In this interview, Joachim von Braun comments on the role of institutions, policy-makers, science and other factors in…

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Food systems

Large corporations are playing an increasingly important role in food systems throughout the world, also with regard to assets such as land and water. In this interview, Shalmali Guttal calls for a greater focus on the…

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Food systems

Civil society organisations across the world have boycotted the UN Food Systems Summit, claiming that its preparation is undemocratic, that it lacks ambition in ending structural inequalities and that it is not a…

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Food systems

Preparing for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit gave member states and civil society an opportunity to reflect on their food systems and to identify actions to render them more sustainable. This article provides insights…

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Food systems

The concept of food systems is well established. However, more insights are needed on how the concept can be efficiently and effectively applied by development practitioners. The sustainable food systems approach…

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Food systems

Over half of the population living in rural mountain areas in developing countries suffer from food insecurity and unbalanced diets. Working with well-embedded rural service providers has proven to be a promising…

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Food systems

Food-related debates are being held more and more from a moral angle – food is a highly political issue. Answers to the question how we can achieve food and nutrition security while protecting our natural resources,…

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Food systems

The Transformative Partnership Platform an Agroecology (TPP) convenes and coordinates partners to accelerate their work on agroecology across local, national and international scales, with the aim of fostering…

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Food systems

Welcome changes in the discourse – Maria Tekülve on the role of agroecological approaches in international cooperation, old and new “silver bullets” in rural development and why the wide scope of the concept of…

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