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Food systems transformation requires science–policy–society interfaces

IGP's Professor Jacqueline McGlade is co-author on this paper for the Nature Food journal

Crop fields pictured from above

5 June 2023

Food systems transformation requires science–policy–society interfaces that integrate existing global networks and new knowledge hubs

Authors: Brajesh K. Singh, Evan D. G. Fraser, Tom Arnold, Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse,  Gianluca Brunori, Patrick Caron, Olivier De Schutter, Karen Fabbri, Shenggen Fan, Jessica Fanzo, Magdalena Gajdzinska, Mirjana Gurinovic, Marta Hugas, Jacqueline McGlade, Christine Nellemann, Jemimah Njuki, Hanna L. Tuomisto, Seta Tutundjian, Justus Wesseler, Roberta Sonnino & Patrick Webb 

Sustainable food systems are key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but food systems fall short on multiple fronts as they place pressure on natural capital and ecosystem services while generating significant greenhouse gas emissions. To future-proof food systems, the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) called for a transformation of food systems that guarantees equitable access to affordable, healthy, and safe food, produced in fair and environment-friendly ways. Such a transformation will be challenging.

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