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Food System Sustainability
Insights From duALIne


  • Editors:
  • Catherine Esnouf, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris
  • Marie Russel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris
  • Nicolas Bricas, Centre de Co-opération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Paris
  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107036468

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  • As western-style food systems extend further around the world, food sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue. Such systems are not sustainable in terms of their consumption of resources, their impact on ecosystems or their effect on health and social inequality. From 2009 to 2011, the duALIne project, led by INRA and CIRAD, assembled a team of experts to investigate food systems downstream of the farm, from the farm gate, to consumption and the disposal of waste. Representing a diverse range of backgrounds spanning academia and the public and private sectors, the project aimed to review the international literature and identify major gaps in our knowledge. This book brings together its key conclusions and insights, presenting state-of-the-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study. It will provide a valuable resource for researchers, decision-makers and stakeholders in the food industry.

    • Brings together insights from a diverse range of backgrounds - providing an integrated view of food sustainability issues
    • Critical reviews of the current literature provide researchers with the latest updates and analysis in all key areas
    • Each chapter concludes with an assessment of its place within the major publications - allows readers to more fully understand the value and context of each study
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… the duALIne project brought together 125 experts on food systems from various sectors to review the literature and make recommendations on future research priorities … This volume is full of food for thought for advanced students, researchers, and policy makers in agricultural economies, public health, and sociology. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.' E. G. Harrington, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107036468
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 176 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Context: new challenges for food systems
    2. Consumption and consumers
    3. Carbon footprint and nutritional quality of diets in France
    4. Food systems
    5. Industrial organisation and sustainability
    6. Urbanisation and the sustainability of food systems
    7. Losses and wastage
    8. International trade, price volatility and standards for sustainability
    9. Elements for a foresight debate on food sustainability
    10. A critical panorama of methods used to assess food sustainability
    List of abbreviations
    List of duALIne experts

  • Editors

    Catherine Esnouf, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris
    Catherine Esnouf is the Deputy Scientific Director for Food at INRA. She is also the head of a national research network that promotes research partnerships and industrial innovation on the sensory and nutritional quality of food.

    Marie Russel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris
    Marie Russel is a scientific project manager at INRA. She uses interdisciplinary approaches involving food sciences and the humanities to investigate agricultural and nutritional issues.

    Nicolas Bricas, Centre de Co-opération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Paris
    Nicolas Bricas is a researcher at CIRAD who specialises in food security policies and projects. His main areas of research include the effects of urbanisation on food habits in Africa and Asia and the role of small scale food processing in food security and poverty alleviation.

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