"Breaking down walls between scientific disciplines and supporting different agents of change to promote more sustainable food systems"
In the spring of 2011, Montpellier SupAgro created a Chair in World Food Systems (WFS), labeled by UNESCO within the framework of the international Unitwin/UNESCO Chairs programme, in partnership with Agropolis International institutions.
The aim of this Chair is to increase and disseminate academic and empirical knowledge on world food systems (in particular urban food systems), their diversity, their dynamics and their human and environmental impacts from the standpoint of sustainable development: qualitative improvement of food diets, reduced access to food inequalities, food production systems and optimized logistics, limiting food waste and recycling waste streams locally, feeding practices, etc.
The Chair relies on a network of researchers and teachers in Montpellier, France and the world, notably involved in the management bodies of the Chair (Steering Committee, SC) and in its Unitwin network (University Twining and Networking).
The WFS UNESCO Chair carries out the following activities:
The Chair’s activities focus on three themes: