A resilient agrifood sector: feeding the world within the limits of our planet
Agriculture feeds the world. Yet food production is a major driver of environmental impacts like biodiversity loss, climate change, eutrophication, and water use. As the world’s largest economic sector, it is also deeply entwined with poverty challenges. With global food demand set to increase as much as 40% by 2050, the road ahead is complex, but it holds many opportunities.
We work with cities, regions, NGOs, and the private sector to unlock these opportunities.
This pilot project pioneered the development of science-based targets for plant-based food and drink producer Alpro’s almond and soya supply chain. The study provides recommendations on how Alpro can keep within the safe environmental limits set by the Planetary Boundaries framework – and advanced development of methodologies for other companies to do the same.
FOODE: Creating sustainable food systems for European cities
EIT Climate-KIC: Food Value Chains Strategy
Alpro: Setting Science-Based Targets for Nature
A Circular Vision for Northeast Brabant’s food system
WWF: An Analysis of the Global Food System
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Brian leads the work of our agrifood team, focusing on interventions at different scales for a transition towards increased system resilience and sustainability.