Governance and political economy of food system transformation

The overall objective of this Research Topic is to identify the lock-ins and barriers that impede food system contributions to healthy diets, fair livelihoods, and sustainable environments; and to propose contextualized and evidence-informed governance and policy solutions.

This Research Topic will work with innovation and demand partners to plan and undertake policy research to identify historically contingent governance structures and powerful incumbent actors whose interest is to maintain the system on its current trajectory; and will support national stakeholders to identify contextualized and evidence-informed governance and policy solutions to help transition food systems toward healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable outcomes for all. For the first three years (2022–2024), we plan to fully implement the work in three countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam).

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