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3.3 HEALTH SCIENCES, 3.4 HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY, 4.4 AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Background: Food systems are associated with severe and persistent problems worldwide. Governance approaches aiming to foster sustainable transformation of food systems face several challenges due to the complex nature of food systems. Scope and Approach: In this commentary we argue that addressing these governance challenges requires the development and adoption of novel research and innovation (R&I) approaches that will provide evidence to inform food system transformation and will serve as catalysts for change. We first elaborate on the complexity of food systems (transformation) and stress the need to move beyond traditional linear R&I approaches to be able to respond to persistent problems that affect food systems.
den Boer, A.C.L. et al. (2020) Research and Innovation as a Catalyst for Food System Transformation, Trends in Food Science & Technology. DOI:10.1016/j.tifs.2020.09.021