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    Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act on their own priorities — in other words when they have agency — there is the potential to achieve better and more durable outcomes. This […]

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    This reflection paper documents the results of three multi-stakeholder initiatives (MAIs) that have come about through Hivos and IIED’s Sustainable Diets for All programme: the Food Parliament in Buikwe, Uganda; the Food Change Lab in Zambia; and the La Paz Food Council in Bolivia. The paper aims to strengthen our understanding of MAIs by showing […]

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    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these […]

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    Informal food systems contribute to the food and nutrition security of hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly in the global South. But the concept of sustainable diets – which brings together global priorities around food and nutrition security, environmental protection and economic affordability – is built around the formal food systems of […]

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    The right to food is recognised as one of the fundamental human rights within the global framework for sustainable development and it is embedded in different agendas. In order to promote prosperity and quality of life for all, the Right to the City, recognised in the New Urban Agenda signed in Quito, promotes ensuring that […]

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    FLEdGE is excited to announce the release of an edited collection that emerged out of our International Working Group on Sustainable Food System Assessment. Sustainable Food System Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice is an open-access edition that shares insights from global, multi-scalar sustainable food systems research and explores the use of indicators and assessment metrics […]

    December 16, 2019
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    Special issue of Canadian Food Studies on The social and informal economy of food offers a set of papers and reports that detail the work of several community food initiatives, links observations to literature, and invites others to engage. Contents: Introduction to the special issue on the social and informal economy of food – Irena […]

    December 11, 2019
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    New Perspectives on Food Democracy (2019, Volume 7, Issue 4) Special issue of Politics and Governance Edited by Basil Bornemann and Sabine Weiland With the overall intention of stimulating the debate on food democracy, this thematic issue aims to shed fresh light on the complex relationship between food and democracy in different contexts. New theoretical […]

    December 2, 2019
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    This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food […]

    December 2, 2019
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    The Veolia Institute has just published a new issue of Facts Reports on the theme of urban agriculture. To open up discussions on the topic a conference was organized with exchanges between researchers, innovative companies, architects and experts.