Agriculture and food systems
All people have the right to sufficient healthy, affordable, and culturally acceptable food at all times. For this reason, it is critical to design not only sustainable farming practices and agricultural policies, but also sustainable food systems more broadly. These encompass all the factors involved in production, processing, delivery, and eating of food – including the impacts of these activities. Food systems also bear major potential for creation of thriving, liveable human–nature relationships.
CDE researches approaches and levers that support comprehensive sustainability of food systems while accounting for their complexity. This ranges from safeguarding of productive foundations and agrobiodiversity to the design of food distribution and consumption. Here, special attention is given to the food sovereignty of vulnerable populations and (gender-)equitable implementation of sustainable food systems.
Community for applied agricultural sustainability teaching (CAAST)
Feminization, agricultural transition, and rural employment – FATE
Links between biodiversity and coffee farmer practices in Bolivia
Sustainable trade relations for diversified food systems
Solidarity economy for developing organic farming
SoilCare – Soilcare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe
JUST FOOD: Tackling inequalities on the way to sustainable food systems
Towards Food Sustainability
Why do we work? Labour and agroecological transition in sub-Saharan Africa – AgroWork