Economics at your fingertips  

Metrics, models and foresight for European sustainable food and nutrition security: The vision of the SUSFANS project

Martine Rutten, Thom Achterbosch, Imke J.M. de Boer, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Petr Havlík, Thomas Heckelei, John Ingram, Adrian Leip, Stéphan Marette (), Hans Meijl (), Louis-Georges Soler, Johan Swinnen (), Pieter van't Veer, Joost Vervoort, Andrea Zimmermann, Karin L. Zimmermann and Monika Zurek

Agricultural Systems, 2018, vol. 163, issue C, 45-57

Abstract: This paper defines the research agenda of the SUSFANS project, describes its history and its potential societal impacts. It contributes to balanced and encompassing views on how to strengthen food and nutrition security outcomes in the EU and how to improve the performance of the food system in the EU from the perspective of social, environmental and economic sustainability. The research is led by the notion that improvements in the diets of the European consumer must come from, and be supportive of, sustainable food systems. Its holistic, integrative approach builds a set of metrics, models and foresight tools, useable for navigation on sustainable food and nutrition security. This results in a coherent and supported vision on sustainable food and nutrition security in the EU and globally, and underpins a perspective on how EU policies on farming, fishing, food and nutrition could contribute to that vision with greater efficacy than today.

Keywords: Sustainable food and nutrition security; Diets; Food system; Metrics; Modelling; Foresight; Multi-criteria analysis; Policy; EU (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.10.014

Access Statistics for this article

Agricultural Systems is currently edited by J.W. Hansen, P.K. Thornton and P.B.M. Berentsen

More articles in Agricultural Systems from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Haili He ().

Page updated 2020-06-24
Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:163:y:2018:i:c:p:45-57