Sustainable food systems

Changing food chains and food systems towards greater ecological social and economic, sustainability.

Explanation: The modern agri-food chains and systems, despite their quantitative effectiveness , are not sustainable.
Even if the technical progress and the development of trade enabled, globally, to solve many problems of food, "modern food systems" are the cause of problems of great magnitude. Agricultural policies related to "modern food systems", have maintained and even deepened the marginalization of hundreds of millions of small farmers who constitute the bulk of the malnourished battalion. They have contributed in accentuating social differences and the development of poverty. They have introduced new foods models that contribute to malnutrition, especially the spread of obesity and cardiovascular disease. These food systems contribute furthermore, in many cases, to the destruction of natural resources and biodiversity.

To develop these food systems towards sustainability, the different actors and stakeholders of the agri-food, must be mobilized around the resolution of these problems, even if their immediate interests appear to oppose it.

Did you know?

According to the International Food Policy Research Institute, 10 million ha of land lost by erosion, by year. Each year, anywhere in the world, growth of cities and slums, the intensification of transport networks, etc., removed from agriculture hundreds of thousands of hectares of very fertile area. The area of farmland per person has declined by nearly half since 1960.

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COMMONS FEST 2014

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