Introducing Food Systems and Value Chains:
At the heart of global sustenance lies the intricate network of Food Systems and Value Chains. Researchers in this field navigate the complex journey from farm to fork, aiming to optimize the production, distribution, and consumption of food. Their focus extends beyond mere sustenance, encompassing economic viability, environmental impact, and social equity to foster resilient and inclusive food systems
Supply Chain Resilience:
Explore strategies to enhance the resilience of food supply chains, addressing challenges such as disruptions, climate-related impacts, and ensuring consistent access to food for all.
Local and Sustainable Sourcing:
Investigate the benefits of promoting local and sustainable sourcing within food value chains, fostering community resilience reducing carbon footprints, and supporting environmentally conscious consumer choices.
Food Traceability and Transparency:
Examine the implementation of technologies like blockchain to enhance traceability in food value chains, providing consumers with transparent information about the origins and journey of their food promoting accountability and safety.
Inclusive Value Chains:
Focus on creating inclusive value chains that prioritize fair labor practices, empower smallholder farmers, and ensure equitable participation of all stakeholders in the food production and distribution process.
Circular Economy in Food Systems:
Explore circular economy models within food systems, emphasizing waste reduction, recycling, and repurposing of by-products to minimize environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable and regenerative approach to food production.