BRIEF | EU trade policy for sustainable food systems

In this new brief, IPES-Food and ECDPM explore how the EU can use its trade policies and agreements to foster more sustainable food systems worldwide.

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REPORT | The Added Value(s) of Agroecology

Despite multiple challenges, West Africa has all the ingredients to become the epicenter of the global agroecology movement, and one of the frontrunners in the transition to sustainable and equitable food systems. In our new report, we look at how to unlock West Africa's potential!

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SPECIAL REPORT | COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has taken stock of the global pandemic, with a special report on COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems. 

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Q&A | Hans Herren: “People and nature ahead of profits for a small few”

We spoke with Biovision president Hans Herren on the big issues at the heart of agricultural research in Africa. Why funding is key, why real transformation has been impeded, and why agroecology is a truly sustainable paradigm on the rise.

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Q&A | Million Belay: Agroecology tied to SDGs and the Paris Agreement?

The ‘Money Flows’  Report looks at what’s holding back investment in agroecological research for Africa.  We spoke to Million Belay of IPES-Food and AFSA  on why research funding for agroecology matters.

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Q&A | Melissa Leach: After COVID-19, agroecology could play a vital role

A new report on investments in agroecology is set for release. To get the details, we spoke to Melissa Leach, director of IDS and a member of IPES-Food’s expert panel.

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REPORT | Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU

This report argues for a Common Food Policy for the European Union: a policy setting a direction of travel for the whole food system, bringing together the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability.

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February 2019 | Food Policy | EU

VIDEO | Sustainable trade for sustainable food systems

To get to sustainable food systems, we need sustainable tarde. Trade itself is not the problem, but when we put it above everything else, we compromise society's long-term interests, and undermine our chances of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) brings together a diversity of expert voices to shape policy debates on how to reform food systems around the world. 

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