FOOD SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE: A SYNTHESIS OF REPORTS ON FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION
Food Systems of the Future: A Synthesis of Reports on Food Systems Transformation was commissioned from Meridian Institute by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food in order to explore the current thinking around the visions, strategies, and pathways to facilitate food system transformation.
Food systems should provide healthy food and nutrition security; improve social, economic, and cultural well-being; provide secure livelihoods; and enhance biophysical, environmental, economic, and political systems and maintain them for current and future generations. Yet, today’s food systems all too often fail to achieve these outcomes. Deep and lasting changes are imperative and will require dialogue across multiple sectors with a confluence of perspectives to develop a collective path forward. These perspectives are reflected in a number of influential, thought-provoking, and topical reports on global food systems and land use published in recent years (2017 – 2020).