Sustainable food systems and diets: mapping initiatives
WWF-UK has produced a report that maps multi-stakeholder initiatives in the food system by commodities, geographies, issues and stakeholders involved. The report is aimed at helping initiatives identify the gaps where they can make a unique contribution.
Read the full report, “Sustainable Food Systems and Diets: A review of multi-stakeholder initiatives”, here. See also the Foodsource chapter What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.