FSS Briefs by Partners of Scientific Group

“Food Systems Summit Briefs” are invited papers by the Scientific Group in support of the Summit agenda setting.

These papers are typically contributed by researchers from partners of the Scientific Group after partnership has been agreed by Scientific Group Leadership (Chair and Vice Chairs). The papers are authored by researchers in the Partner organizations. Members of the Scientific Group may serve as co-authors.


“Food Systems Summit Briefs” in cooperation with the Scientific Group for the UN Food Systems Summit (July 20, 2021)

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A. Modelling Food Systems Transformations


The Bioeconomy and Food Systems Transformation
by Eduardo Trigo, Hugo Chavarria, Carl Pray, Stuart J. Smyth, Agustin Torroba, Justus Wesseler, David Zilberman, Juan F. Martinez (February, 17, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-w513

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The Transition Steps Needed to Transform Our Food Systems
by Patrick Webb, Derek J. Flynn, Niamh M. Kelly, and Sandy M. Thomas on behalf of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (April 26, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-hz63

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Cost and Affordability of Preparing a Basic Meal around the World
by William A. Masters, Elena M. Martinez, Friederike Greb, Anna Herforth, Sheryl L. Hendriks (May 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-td53

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B. Science, Technology, and Innovation Actions


The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation for Transforming Food Systems Globally
by Robin Fears, Claudia Canales (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-q703

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How could science–policy interfaces boost food system transformation?
by Etienne Hainzelin, Patrick Caron, Frank Place, Arlène Alpha, Sandrine Dury, Ruben Echeverria, Amanda Harding (May 14, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-4y32

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Food System Innovations and Digital Technologies to Foster Productivity Growth and Rural Transformation
by Rui Benfica, Judith Chambers, Jawoo Koo, Alejandro Nin-Pratt, José Falck-Zepeda, Gert-Jan Stads, Channing Arndt (May 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-6180

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Leveraging data, models & farming innovation to prevent, prepare for & manage pest incursions: Delivering a pest risk service for low-income countries
by Taylor, B; Tonnang, HEZ; Beale, T; Holland, W; Oronje, M; Abdel-Rahman, EM; Onyango, D., Finegold, C; Zhu, J; Pozzi, S, Murphy, ST (April 15, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-ty56

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Food Systems Innovation Hubs in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries
by Kalpana Beesabathuni, Sufia Askari, Madhavika Bajoria, Martin Bloem, Breda Gavin-Smith, Hamid Hamirani, Klaus Kraemer, Priyanka Kumari, Srujith Lingala, Anne Milan, Puja Tshering, Kesso Gabrielle van Zutphen, Kris Woltering (March 26, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-fh72

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A New Paradigm for Plant Nutrition
by Achim Dobermann, Tom Bruulsema, Ismail Cakmak, Bruno Gerard, Kaushik Majumdar, Michael McLaughlin, Pytrik Reidsma, Bernard Vanlauwe, Lini Wollenberg, Fusuo Zhang, Xin Zhang (February 10, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/SCFSS2021-HG55

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A Whole Earth Approach to Nature Positive Food: Biodiversity and Agriculture
by Fabrice A.J. DeClerck, Izabella Koziell, Tim Benton, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Claire Kremen, Martine Maron, Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio, Aman Sidhu, Jonathan Wirths, Michael Clark, Chris Dickens, Natalia Estrada Carmona, Alexander K. Fremier, Sarah K. Jones, Colin K. Khoury, Rattan Lal, Michael Obersteiner, Roseline Remans, Adrien Rusch, Lisa A. Schulte, Jeremy Simmonds, Lindsay C. Stringer, Christopher Weber and Leigh Winowiecki

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Delivering climate change outcomes with agroecology in low- and middle-income countries: evidence and actions needed
by Sieglinde Snapp, Yodit Kebede, Eva Wollenberg, Kyle M. Dittmer, Sarah Brickman, Cecelia Egler, Sadie Shelton (May, 17, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-2420

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C. Actions for Equity, Inclusiveness and Nutrition and Health


A review of evidence on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and food systems
by Jemimah Njuki, Sarah Eissler, Hazel Malapit, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Elizabeth Bryan, and Agnes Quisumbing (May 11, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-1q69

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The White/Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems
by Members of Global-Hub and of the technical editorial committee. Danny Hunter (Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT); Gam Shimray (Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact); Thomas Worsdell; (Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact); Anne Brunel (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Gennifer Meldrum (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Ida Strømsø (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Luisa Castañeda (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Mariana Estrada (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Mikaila Way (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit); Charlotte Milbank (FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit, University of Cambridge); Tania Martinez (Greenwich University, Natural Resources Institute); Harriet Kuhnlein (McGill University, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment); Bhaskar Vira (University of Cambridge) doi.org/10.4060/cb4932en

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Marginal areas and indigenous people – Priorities for research and action
by Sayed Azam-Ali, Hayatullah Ahmadzai, Dhrupad Choudhury, Ee Von Goh, Ebrahim Jahanshiri, Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Alessandro Meschinelli, Albert Thembinkosi Modi, Nhamo Nhamo, Abidemi Olutayo (April 5, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/fd4f-rk35

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Priorities for inclusive urban food system transformations in the Global South
by Paule Moustier, Michelle Holdsworth, Dao The Anh, Pape Abdoulaye Seck, Henk Renting, Patrick Caron, Nicolas Bricas (May 10, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/3xdb-qq20

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Secondary Cities as Catalysts for Nutritious Diets in Low- And Middle-Income Countries
by Kesso Gabrielle van Zutphen, Dominique Barjolle, Sophie van den Berg, Breda Gavin-Smith, Klaus Kraemer, Capucine Musard, Helen Prytherch, Johan Six, Simon Winter, Kris Woltering (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-2y14

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The Future of Small Farms: Innovations for Inclusive Transformation
by Xinshen Diao, Thomas Reardon, Adam Kennedy, Ruth S. DeFries, Jawoo Koo, Bart Minten, Hiroyuki Takeshima, and Philip Thornton (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-qq40

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Fruits and vegetables for healthy diets: Priorities for food system research and action
by Jody Harris, Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters, Stepha McMullin, Babar Bajwa, Ilse de Jager, and Inge D. Brouwer (March 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-ys30

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Safeguarding and using Fruit and Vegetable Biodiversity
by Maarten van Zonneveld, Gayle M. Volk, M. Ehsan Dulloo, Roeland Kindt, Sean Mayes, Marcela Quintero, Dhrupad Choudhury, Enoch G. Achigan-Dako, Luigi Guarino (April 2021) doi.org//10.48565/scfss2021-rz27

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Addressing Food Crises in Violent Conflicts
by Birgit Kemmerling, Conrad Schetter, Lars Wirkus (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-h009

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COVID-19 and Food Systems: Rebuilding for Resilience
by Patrick Webb, Derek J. Flynn, Niamh M. Kelly, Sandy M. Thomas, and Tim G. Benton on behalf of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (May 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-g940

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In the age of pandemics, connecting food systems and health: a Global One Health approach
by Gebbiena M. Bron, J. Joukje Siebenga, Louise O. Fresco (February 15, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-z850

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D. Actions for Sustainable Resource Use and Foresight


Pathways to Advance Agroecology for a Successful Transformation to Sustainable Food Systems
by Urs Niggli, Martijn Sonnevelt, Susanne Kummer (June 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-wf70

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Water for Food Systems and Nutrition
by Claudia Ringler, Mure Agbonlahor, Kaleab Baye, Jennie Barron, Mohsin Hafeez, Jan Lundqvist, J.V. Meenakshi, Lyla Mehta, Dawit Mekonnen, Franz Rojas-Ortuste, Aliya Tankibayeva, Stefan Uhlenbrook (May 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-tg56

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Crop Diversity, its Conservation and Use for Better Food Systems. The Crop Trust Perspective
by Stefan Schmitz, Rodrigo Barrios, Hannes Dempewolf, Luigi Guarino, Charlotte Lusty, Janet Muir (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-j983

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Climate Change and Food Systems
by Alisher Mirzabaev, Lennart Olsson, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Prajal Pradhan, Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre, Hermann Lotze-Campen (May 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-x112

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Reduction of Food Loss and Waste – The Challenges and Conclusions for Actions
Findings and Recommendations for Actions of an international Conference by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences with the Rockefeller Foundation
by Joachim von Braun, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo and Roy Steiner (February 15, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-dw50

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Livestock and sustainable food systems: Status, trends, and priority actions
by Mario Herrero, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Philip K. Thornton, Jessica Fanzo, Jonathan Rushton, Cecile Godde, Alexandra Bellows, Adrian de Groot, Jeda Palmer, Jinfeng Chang, Hannah van Zanten, Barbara Wieland, Fabrice DeClerck, Stella Nordhagen, Margaret Gill (July 2021, draft)

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The Vital Roles of Blue Foods in the Global Food System
by Jim Leape, Fiorenza Micheli, Michelle Tigchelaar, Edward H. Allison, Xavier Basurto, Abigail Bennett, Simon R. Bush, Ling Cao, Beatrice Crona, Fabrice DeClerck, Jessica Fanzo, Jessica A. Gephart, Stefan Gelcich, Christopher D. Golden, Christina C. Hicks, Avinash Kishore, J. Zachary Koehn, David C. Little, Rosamond L. Naylor, Elizabeth R. Selig, Rebecca E. Short, U. Rashid Sumaila, Shakuntala H. Thilsted, Max Troell, Colette C.C. Wabnitz (April 15, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-bg71

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E. Investment, Finance, Trade and Governance actions


Ending Hunger by 2030 – policy actions and costs
by Joachim von Braun, Bezawit Beyene Chichaibelu, Maximo Torero Cullen, David Laborde, Carin Smaller (March 4, 2021; reprint from Oct.13, 2020) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-kz31

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Financing SGD2 and Ending Hunger
by Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla (May 11, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-ba75

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Trade and Sustainable Food Systems
by Andrea Zimmermann and George Rapsomanikis (June 8, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-zq03

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F. Actions in Regions and Countries


Policy options for food systems transformation in Africa – from the perspective of African universities and think tanks
by Fadi Abdelradi, Assefa Admassie, John Asafu Adjaye, Miltone Ayieko, Ousmane Badiane, Katrin Glatzel, Sheryl Hendriks, Mame Samba Mbaye, Fatima Ezzahra Mengoub, Racha Ramadan, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Simbarashe Sibanda (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-6h10

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The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation for Transforming Food Systems in Africa
by Sheryl L. Hendriks, Endashaw Bekele, Thameur Chaibi, Mohamed Hassan, Douglas W. Miano and John H. Muyonga (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-a948

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The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation for Transforming Food Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
by Elizabeth Hodson de Jaramillo, Eduardo J. Trigo and Rosario Campos (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-6w45

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The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation for Transforming Food Systems in Asia
by Paul J Moughan, Daniel A Chamovitz, S Ayyappan, Morakot Tanticharoen, Krishan Lal, Yoo Hang Kim (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-tf41

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The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation for Transforming Food Systems in Europe
by Claudia Canales, Robin Fears (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-qb52

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Transforming Chinese Food Systems for both Human and Planetary Health
by Shenggen Fan, Jikun Huang, Fusuo Zhang, Wenhua Zhao, Hongyuan Song, Fengying Nie, Yu Sheng, Jinxia Wang, Jieying Bi and Wenfeng Cong (April 18, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-vq06

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Key Areas of the Agricultural Science Development in Russia in the Context of Global Trends and Challenges
by Evgenia Serova, Nadezhda Orlova, Vladimir Popov, Marina Petukhova, Alina Osmakova, Oleg Kobiakov, Maxim Markovich, Irina Donnik, Irina Chernukha, Mikhail Glubokovsky, Viktor Tutelyan, Alla Kochetkova, Natalya Zinovieva, & Petr Tolmachev (April 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-6265

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Food System in India. Challenges, Performance and Promise
by Ashok Gulati, Raj Paroda, Sanjiv Puri, D. Narain, Anil Ghanwat (March 30, 2021) doi.org/10.48565/scfss2021-b823

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