Innovation can accelerate the transition towards a sustainable food system

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19/05/2020
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Future technologies and systemic innovation are critical for the profound transformation the food system needs. These innovations range from food production, land use and emissions, all the way to improved diets and waste management. Here, we identify these technologies, assess their readiness and propose eight action points that could accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable food system. We argue that the speed of innovation could be significantly increased with the appropriate incentives, regulations and social licence. These, in turn, require constructive stakeholder dialogue and clear transition pathways.

Header Photo: Cattle in millet field in Niger from ILRI's "ILRI Region: West Africa" album. Photo: Stevie Mann (ILRI) (source)

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