EPRS Admin By / November 18, 2021

The food system in the context of other systems

The food system in the context of other systems

The food system in the context of other systems

Food systems are, by definition, dynamic structures, in a state of continuous flux and adaptation. A transformative approach, as pursued by the summit, means identifying which policy mix, innovations and institutions are needed at each level to enhance positive side-effects or mitigate the unintended consequences of policies, programmes or other activities related to food system changes.
Working systemically implies a paradigm shift among policy-makers, legislators and stakeholders. It demands that existing policy silos be broken down and that the debate be refocused, from the concept of ‘food’ as a ‘normal commodity’ to the concept of food as a public good, with public costs and benefits that need to be redistributed all along the food system chain.


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