Food system sustainability : Insights from duALIne

Esnouf Catherine, Russel Marie, Bricas Nicolas. 2013. Food system sustainability : Insights from duALIne. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 314 p. ISBN 978-1-107-03646-8

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Abstract : Présentation de l'éditeur : As western-style food systems extend further around the world, food sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue. Such systems are not sustainable in terms of their consumption of resources, their impact on ecosystems or their effect on health and social inequality. From 2009 to 2011, the duALIne project, led by INRA and CIRAD, assembled a team of experts to investigate food systems downstream of the farm, from the farm gate, to consumption and the disposal of waste. Representing a diverse range of backgrounds spanning academia and the public and private sectors, the project aimed to review the international literature and identify major gaps in our knowledge. This book brings together its key conclusions and insights, presenting state-of-the-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study. It will provide a valuable resource for researchers, decision-makers and stakeholders in the food industry. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; 1. Context: new challenges for food systems; 2. Consumption and consumers; 3. Carbon footprint and nutritional quality of diets in France; 4. Food systems; 5. Industrial organisation and sustainability; 6. Urbanisation and the sustainability of food systems; 7. Losses and wastage; 8. International trade, price volatility and standards for sustainability; 9. Elements for a foresight debate on food sustainability; 10. A critical panorama of methods used to assess food sustainability; Conclusion; References; List of abbreviations; List of duALIne experts; Index

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Alimentation humaine, Durabilité, Analyse de système, Politique alimentaire, Développement durable, sécurité alimentaire, Consommation alimentaire, Produit alimentaire, Qualité, Nutrition humaine

Mots-clés complémentaires : Filière agro-alimentaire

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
S01 - Human nutrition - General aspects
U30 - Research methods
E21 - Agro-industry
Q01 - Food science and technology - General aspects
E72 - Domestic trade
E73 - Consumer economics

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

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