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Food & Business Research Final Conference | ECDPM’s parallel session on ‘Sustainability transitions of food systems: A political affair’

10 December 2020 2:00 pm
10 December 2020 3:15 pm

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On 10 December, 14:00-15:15 PM (CET), ECDPM organises the parallel session ‘Sustainability transitions of food systems: A political affair’ as part of the virtual Food&Business Research Final Conference ‘Scaling insights for sustainable food systems’ by NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, which takes place on 9-10 December.

The NWO-WOTRO Food & Business Research Programme (F&B) looks at persistent food security challenges in low and middle-income countries and on the need for adequate knowledge and solutions for regional and local problems related to food security. The participants in the F&B final conference will showcase and discuss the results of the research.

On the second day of the conference, ECDPM will organise one of the parallel sessions to discuss together with the participants how politics and power in food systems can be understood and managed better by practitioners and policymakers to support the transition to more sustainable food systems.


  • François Uwumukiza, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kigali
  • Frank Mechielsen, Hivos
  • Vivek Vivekandan, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS)
  • Caro Krijger, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ECDPM’s Paulina Bizzotto Molina will be facilitating the session together with Nina de Roo.

Paulina Bizzotto Molina is also one of the thematic experts that co-authored the synthesis study commissioned by NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform on food systems and how power dynamics influence transitions to sustainable food systems.

What the recording

Part 1

Part 2

Photo courtesy of CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems via Flickr.

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