Special Issue "Towards Sustainable Global Food Systems : Conceptual and Policy Analysis of Agriculture, Food and Environment Linkages"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: food systems, impact analysis, farm-household economics, value chains
Interests: farming systems; climate change; agro-ecosystems; adaptation; sustainable development
One of the major knowledge challenges in the domain of Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems refers to the integration of perspectives on consumption, patterns that support public health, inclusive value chains and environmentally sustainable food production. While there is a long record of analysing separate interventions, this special issue generates integrated insights, provides cross-cutting perspectives and outlines practical and policy solutions that address these global challenges.
The collection of papers promotes the view that sustainable food systems requires thorough insights into the structure and dynamics of agro-food production systems, the drivers for integrating food value chains and markets, and key incentives for supporting healthier consumer choices. At the production side, potential linkages between agricultural commercialisation and intensification and their effects for food security and nutritional outcomes are analysed. Value Chains are assessed for their contribution to improving exchange networks and markets for food products that simultaneously support efficiency, circularity and responsiveness. Individual motives and market structures for food consumption need to be understood in order to be able to outline suitable incentives to enhance healthy dietary choice.
The contributed papers focus on interfaces between food system activities and processes of adaptive change that are critical for overcoming key constraints and trade-offs between sustainable food and healthy diets.
Prof. Dr. Ruerd Ruben
Dr. Jan Verhagen
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- Food Systems