WP4 – Transdisciplinary stakeholder interface

WP4. Transdisciplinary stakeholder interface   WP4 – F4S – description   (PDF ~ 200ko)

 Task 4.1. Collaborative problem framing (CEB -CPDR)

The transdisciplinary stakeholder interface will be composed of a collaborative team composed of scientific experts and key stakeholders on the issues of low carbon and resource efficient food systems.

The work under this task will first aim at building a stakeholder database, and organise a first feedback on stakeholder perceptions on the transition towards sustainable food systems through a short email survey. In a second step, building on expert knowledge on low carbon and resource efficient food systems as well as on the experience of actors of the food systems, two multistakeholder workshops will be organized at strategic times for the deployment of the research, in order to

(i)            achieve a collaborative framing of the challenges linked to the transition to sustainable food systems and  agree on some elements of a diagnosis of reasons for successes or failures identified (workshop 1, CPDR);

(ii)           identify the most promising initiatives, whether they relate to the mainstream food systems or to emerging alternatives, and whether they originate in private sector initiatives, in initiatives from public authorities, or in citizens’ initiatives (workshop 2, CEB).

 Task 4.2. Strategies for integrating the results into societal practice (CPDR-CEB- BIOECONOMICS)

Developing the main conclusions from WP3 into a synthesis mapping the most promising initiatives and proposing a diagnosis about the conditions for success, requires identifying the obstacles to be addressed for such initiatives to prosper — including which supporting role, if any, public agencies could play. The objective is not to provide a blueprint from a transition; it is to allow each actor of the food systems to understand the range of options available, and the benefits from social innovations, at both local level and in global food supply chains. This multistakeholder evaluation of the roadmaps developed under task 4.2 will be developed through a third multistakeholder workshop (organized by BIOECONOMICS)

*For the reference of the literature, please see the global project description available on the website