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Metrics of sustainable diets and food systems – Symposium

Co-organized by Bioversity International and CIHEAM–IAMM

4th November 2014, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Bioversity International and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM) presented a half-day symposium on the metrics of sustainable diets and food systems.

The symposium addressed the issue of nutrition as a final outcome of food systems and how dietary pattern changes can contribute to sustainability goals. It also explored the concepts of vulnerability and resilience as an approach to capture the food system as a whole, think prospectively and identify the system elements that policy can leverage.

Two keynote speakers introduced the principles of food system sustainability and the implementation of systemic modelling approaches. These plenary sessions were followed by a presentation of the results of an expert consultation jointly conducted by Bioversity International and the CIHEAM-IAMM.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

9:30-9:45 
Registration

9:45-10:00
Welcome
Martine Padilla, CIHEAM-IAMM and Bruce Cogill, Bioversity International
  
10:00-10:45
The Principles of Food System Sustainability 
Hallie Eakin, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University 

10:45-11:30
Systems Approach to Modelling Food Sustainability: From Concepts to Practice
Ariella Helfgott, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford  

11:30-11:45Coffee break11:45-12:30Bridging Food Security and Sustainable Development: Systemic Framework and Expert Consultation Thomas Allen, Bioversity International and Paolo Prosperi, CIHEAM-IAMM  

12:30-13:00
Open discussion and next steps

Download agenda as PDF here

Metrics of sustainable diets and food systems

Download the final workshop report here

Contact:

For more information please contact:
Paolo Prosperi, CIHEAM-IAMM: Email: prosperi@iamm.fr


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Find out more about Bioversity International's research on sustainable diets.

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