How can we support our food systems for resilience?

The organic garden of the farm Hovelsrud at Helgøya

How can we support our food systems for resilience?

Resilient food systems are characterized not only by well-functioning ecosystems, but also the enhancement of social and human capital. When food producers are empowered they are able to form broader social safety networks that buffer them against climatic and economic impacts. This ensures that the holistic picture of people, planet and profit is met, which creates a very strong foundation for longevity. This is where direct trade comes in as an important tool for empowerment and social safety networks.

The diverse fields at the biodynamic farm Alm Østre in Stange

What are food systems?

When we speak of all the parts and actions that are linked to production and consumption of food, and the relations and dependencies between these, we talk about food systems. The parts and actions are resources, inputs, production practices and the products that come from them, transport, processing and manufacturing industries, markets and sales channels, consumption practices, policy — and of course people as the executing actors across the whole value chain and, as beneficiaries of the system.

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Dagens

Dagens

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Digital platform taking direct food trade between food producers and chefs mainstream — on nature’s premises. www.dagens.farm