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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Food systems

Better production, better nutrition and a better environment are the guiding concepts of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), which is to take place under the leadership of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

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Food systems

Heavy shocks like COVID-19 that disrupt food, health and economic systems are likely to increase over the next decades. Thus, these systems need to become more resilient to cope with further shocks. This year’s Global…

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Food systems

Removing wild meat from food systems could create risks for nature and for human health. Expanding animal agriculture to replace wild meat could increase biodiversity loss, according to experts.

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Food systems

In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the globe, many countries implemented dramatic contact, travel, and/or trade restrictions, including curfews or even complete lockdowns. In order to assess…

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Food systems

Policymakers can improve the chances of achieving climate goals and limiting global warming to 1.5°C by making more specific commitments to transforming national food systems, this report says.

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