Advancing the research agenda on food systems governance and transformation

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dc.contributor.authorvan Bers, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Aogan
dc.contributor.authorEakin, Hallie
dc.contributor.authorCramer, Laura
dc.contributor.authorPurdon, Mark
dc.contributor.authorOberlack, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Tom
dc.contributor.authorPahl-Wostl, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorEriksen, Siri
dc.contributor.authorJones, Lindsey
dc.contributor.authorKorhonen-Kurki, Kaisa
dc.contributor.authorVasileiou, Ioannis
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:23:59Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:23:59Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn18773435
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/14740-
dc.description.abstractThe food systems upon which humanity depends face multiple interdependent environmental, social and economic threats in the 21st Century. Yet, the governance of these systems, which determines to a large extent the ability to adapt and transform in response to these challenges, is underresearched. This perspective piece synthesises the findings of two recent reviews of food systems governance and transformations and proposes a comprehensive research agenda for the coming years. These reviews highlight the influence of governance on food systems, methodological obstacles to explaining the effectiveness of governance in realising food sustainability, and conditions that have historically supported food system transformations. We argue that the following steps are key to improving our knowledge of the role of governance in food systems: (1) developing more comparable research designs for building generalisable explanations of the governance elements that are most effective in realising food systems goals; (2) using the lens of polycentricity to help disentangle complex governance networks; (3) giving greater attention to the conditions and pre-conditions associated with historical food system transformations; (4) identifying adaptations that strengthen or weaken path dependency; and, (5) focusing research on how transformations can be supported by institutions that facilitate collective action and stakeholder agency.
dc.description.sponsorshipCGIAR FundCGIAR; U.S. National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation (NSF) [SES-1360421, SES-1360463, BCS-1534544]; This work was implemented as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is carried out with support from CGIAR Fund Donors and through bilateral funding agreements. For details, visit https://ccafs.cgiar.org/donors. The views expressed in this document cannot be taken to reflect the official opinions of these organisations. This work was also supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (grant numbers SES-1360421, SES-1360463 and BCS-1534544).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofCURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
dc.subjectADAPTATION
dc.subjectADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectCORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology
dc.subjectMETHODOLOGY
dc.subjectPOLICY
dc.subjectQUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE-ANALYSIS
dc.subjectRESILIENCE
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subjectSUSTAINABILITY
dc.subjectVULNERABILITY
dc.subjectWATER GOVERNANCE
dc.titleAdvancing the research agenda on food systems governance and transformation
dc.typereview
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cosust.2019.08.003
dc.identifier.isiISI:000502823600013
dc.description.volume39
dc.description.startpage94
dc.description.endpage102
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-1559-3497
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-2813-7327
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4591-1011
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1006-8266
dc.contributor.researcheridR-6499-2019
dc.identifier.eissn18773443
dc.publisher.placeTHE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationCurr. Opin. Environ. Sustain.
dcterms.oaStatusGreen Published
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidBeCa787-
crisitem.author.netidPaCl441-
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