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IPES Food (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems)

Rural topic(s): Local food Chains

City: Bruxelles

Country: Belgium

Web site: http://www.ipes-food.org/

IPES-Food is an independent panel of experts with a mission to promote transition to sustainable food systems around the world. Since 2015, IPES-Food has shaped the debate on global food system reform through scientific reports & detailed policy recommendations.

IPES-Food is unique both in its composition & its approach:

  • With experts from 18 countries across 5 continents, the panel brings together ground-breaking thinkers on global food systems.The panel is co-chaired by Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and Olivia Yambi, nutritionist and former UNICEF representative to Kenya.

  • Comprising environmental scientists, development economists, nutritionists, agronomists, & sociologists, as well as experienced practitioners from civil society & social movements, the panel takes a systemic approach that recognizes the complex & interconnected nature of challenges in food systems, & the power relations that shape decision-making.

  • With a track record of co-constructing solutions with a wide range of food system actors, IPES-Food takes a democratic approach to knowledge that values cutting-edge science while recognizing the importance of experiential, indigenous & traditional knowledge.

  • IPES-Food does not accept funding from governments or corporations, allowing the panel to deliver independent analysis that addresses the most pressing questions.

Scale of intervention : European, International

Keywords: agroecology, agricultural policy, local food systems, food, food policy

Places: Europe,

Actors: consultant/expert

Methods: research, ouvrage, advocacy