Food systems approaches have grown considerably in popularity, yet definitions differ depending upon what components and dynamics are emphasized, making it difficult to understand tradeoffs and identify relevant policies and interventions. This new analysis, by A4NH Food Systems for Healthier Diets flagship leader Inge D. Brouwer, A4NH Director John McDermott, and A4NH Planning and Management Committee member Ruerd Ruben, assesses 32 highly-cited international studies on food systems, identifying differences and trade-offs to uncover four pathways for food system transformation.
The paper, titled "Food systems everywhere: Improving relevance in practice," was published in Global Food Security in September 2020. An accompanying blog was published on the Food Systems Idea Exchange on World Food Day, October 16, 2020.
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