Making policies work
  • Commentary

    Russia’s invasion leaves North Africa with a food crisis – What can Europe do?

  • Publication

    A greener Europe at the expense of Africa? Why the EU must address the external implications of the Farm to Fork Strategy

  • Commentary

    Power, politics and inclusion in food systems: The case of Sudan

  • Commentary

    How to make 2021 the year of sustainable food systems

  • Publication

    Adopting a sustainable food system approach: Implications for Ireland’s development programming and policy influencing

  • Publication

    EU trade policy for sustainable food systems

  • Publication

    The food systems approach in practice: Our guide for sustainable transformation

  • Publication

    Sustainable food systems through diversification and indigenous vegetables

Our food systems struggle to provide the growing global population with affordable, healthy foods. They also create livelihood stresses and damage our natural environments. Our sustainable food systems team wants to support transitions to sustainable, resilient, equitable and inclusive food systems.


Our work


Topics we look at include:

  • The effects of EU policies on food systems in Africa – including the Farm to Fork Strategy
  • Governance of and finance for food systems
  • Sustainability analysis of food systems (See the ECDPM food systems approach)
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Gender imbalances in food systems

More information


The sustainable food systems workstream is part of the ‘sustainable African economies and climate action’ cluster.

For more information about our work, get in touch with Francesco Rampa or have a look at ECDPM’s 2022-2023 work plan.


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