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FOODLEVERS - Leverage points for organic and sustainable food systems

{Project} FOODLEVERS - Leverage points for organic and sustainable food systems. Runs 2020 - 2023. Project Leader(s): Roesler, Dr. Tim.

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Summary

Despite the recent uptake of innovative production systems, food systems continue to move on unsustainable trajectories. This can be explained by many sustainability interventions addressing solely more obvious but less powerful areas of intervention rather than engaging with the root causes of unsustainability. Instead, FOODLEVERS focuses on those leverage points at which interventions promise far more potential to transform food systems into sustainable ones. It aims to promote higher resource-efficiency, highlight inefficiencies, specify the reasons for decision-making processes that led to the current configuration of food systems, and thus identify configurations that “work” and may be scaled up.
Therefore, the project will analyse case studies of innovative organic and sustainable food systems troughout Europe and identify best practice processes. By doing so, key leverage points will be identified to further develop and scale up existing innovative organic and sustainable food systems.


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Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
agroforestry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_207
English
organic farming -> organic agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
English
systems analysis
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7581
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Europe
Research affiliation:Belgium > Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) - (Merelbeke) > Unit Social Sciences
Italy > CNR - National Research Council
Poland
Romania > USAMV - Univ. of Agron. Sciences and Vet. Medicine
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
UK > Royal Agricultural University Cirencester
Germany > Other organizations
Finland > Other organizations
Research funders: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund
Start Date:1 December 2020
End Date:30 November 2023
Deposited By: Holzner, Valerie
ID Code:39552
Deposited On:14 Mar 2021 03:51
Last Modified:15 Mar 2021 15:00

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