Moving beyond the opposition of diverse knowledge systems for food security and nutrition

Nathanaël Pingault, Patrick Caron, Alicia Kolmans, Stefanie Lemke, Carol Kalafatic, Sabine Zikeli, Ann Waters-Bayer, Carolin Callenius, Qin Yong-jun

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    Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) is influenced by diverse and complex factors, and therefore requires a holistic approach to agriculture and food systems plus integration of knowledge from diverse sources in science and society. Using the
    results of a colloquium held at the University of Hohenheim (Germany) in September 2016 leading up to the recent High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) Note on Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition, this article underlines the role of research and innovation as a social and political process and draws attention to neglected types of knowledge. It illustrates the potential of knowledge co-production and co-innovation to transform food systems in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-293
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Integrative Agriculture
    Issue number1
    Early online date2 Jan 2020
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • food security
    • innovation
    • nutrition

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Ecology
    • Food Animals
    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • Plant Science


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