April 2015
Friends of the Earth Europe

Eating from the farm
The social, environmental, and economic benefits of local food systems

In 2007 our planet reached a remarkable milestone, with the world urban population overtaking the number of people living in the countryside. We will not only need to feed more people in a sustainable way, but we will also need to meet new and evolving societal needs. This briefing explores some of the innovative and creative ways in which food producers and consumers have started to address this issue in different parts of Europe.



The New Science of Sustainable Food Systems : Overcoming Barriers to Food Systems Reform

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) brings together expert voices representing different disciplines and different types of knowledge, to inform the policy debate on how to reform food systems across the world. The Panel will look at issues like under-nutrition, obesity, rural livelihood insecurity and environmental degradation through an integrated food systems lens, bringing to light the interconnections, power imbalances, political lock-ins and potential levers for change at the systems level.

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June 2015 - FAO

Climate change and food systems

"Climate Change and Food Systems" collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

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Septembre 2014

Developing food value chains

Aimed at policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners, this publication provides the conceptual foundation for a new set of FAO handbooks on sustainable food value chain development. It defines the concept of a sustainable food value chain, presents a development paradigm that integrates the multidimensional concepts of sustainability and value added, highlights ten guiding principles, and discusses the potential and limitations of the approach. By doing so, this handbook makes a strong case for placing sustainable food value chain development at the heart of any strategy aimed at reducing poverty and hunger in the long run.


June 2014

Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems

The 8th High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) Report


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