Food systems at risk. New trends and challenges

Dury Sandrine, Bendjebbar Pauline, Hainzelin Etienne, Giordano Thierry, Bricas Nicolas. 2019. Food systems at risk. New trends and challenges. Rome : FAO-CIRAD-European Commission, 132 p. ISBN 978-2-87614-751-5

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Abstract : The way food systems have evolved over past decades means that they now face major risks, which in turn threaten the future of food systems themselves. Food systems have seriously contributed to climate change, environmental destruction, overexploitation of natural resources and pollution of air, water and soils. Despite the global average improvement in calorie production and major development of the food and agricultural product markets, huge inequalities in food access and repartition of the added value have emerged, leading to new serious nutritional and social problems. Based on a review of the most recent scientific knowledge, this report paints a gloomy picture with an emphasis on Low-Income and Lower Middle-Income countries where the population faces greater challenges than elsewhere. Different threats are adding up and there are few options to adapt or mitigate these combinations of risks. This is a call for all those - businesses, policy makers, consumers, funding agencies - who are engaged in food systems transformations to bear in mind their systemic aspects and their multiple outcomes and risks in order to be able to fashion more sustainable and equitable food systems.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Changement climatique, sécurité alimentaire, Consommation alimentaire, Biodiversité, gestion des risques liés aux catastrophes

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Monde

Mots-clés libres : Food systems, Risk, Climatic Change, Biodiversity, Consumption, Externalities, Women, Vulnerability, Nutrition, Blockchains, Food chains, Technologies de l'information et la communication, Food prices, Food safety, Unemployment, Exclusion

Classification Agris : S01 - Human nutrition - General aspects
E14 - Development economics and policies
P40 - Meteorology and climatology
E50 - Rural sociology

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 3 (2019-) - Systèmes alimentaires

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