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Online resources on "Sustainable Food Systems"

This section provides a selection of online resources related to the transition toward "Sustainable Food Systems”: examples of successful transitions, data related to food systems, evaluation tools, etc.

Our World in Data

Our World in Data propose datasets on food insecurity and malnutrition, land use, farm size, agricultural production, crop yields, use of fertilisers and pesticides, and as well on the environmental impacts of food production.

Resilient Food Stories - A journey through the world of resilient agriculture

A collection of stories on sustainable and resilient agriculture

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - Regenerative Food Systems

Resource that displays a number of concrete initiatives for the transformation towards sustainable food systems.


EDGAR-FOOD has been developed to aid the understanding of the activities underlying the energy demand and use, agriculture and land use change emissions associated with the production, distribution, consumption and disposal of food through the various stages and sectors of the composite global food system.


TABLE mission is to act as a broker in global food systems debates, while acknowledging that the current food system is in need of major transitions. TABLE sets out the evidence, assumptions, and values underpinning different viewpoints on food systems controversies.

ThinkTankforSustainability (TMG)

The think tank proposes resources on food system transformation, land tenure governance, nature-based solution and urban agriculture.

Green Brown Blue

This online resource displays various solutions to transform food systems: from production of food (agrobiodiversity) to consumption of food (food choice and healthy diets). Key knowledge, case studies, and blueprints for action are available for each featured solution.

Planet-Based Diets

This WFP platform focuses on diets and includes:

  • An assessment of dietary shifts in 147 countries;
  • A simulation tool;  
  • A description of the different forms a “planet-based diet” can take;
  • Priority actions and policy recommendations 

Beacons of Hope

This resource displays research and initiatives looking at transitions toward sustainable food systems around the globe, as well as food systems transformation toolkit.

Food Systems Dashboard

Food systems data for improving diets and nutrition.

Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

The formulation of effective policies toward food loss and waste reduction requires comprehensive information as to how much and where – both geographically and along the supply chain – various foods are lost or wasted.

APHLIS - African postharvest Losses Information System

APHLIS collects, analyzes and disseminates data on postharvest losses of cereal grains in sub-Saharan Africa.

FIT4FOOD2030: toward sustainable food systems

The website of this project, funded by the EU, displays analyses, publications, and tools on sustainable food systems.

Applying the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework: Overarching Implementation Guidance - Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Food and agriculture systems have both positive and negative impacts on planetary health and human well-being. Decisions across food systems at the farm, business, research, and government levels create the conditions for negative costs (or externalities) to multiply or be mitigated, and for positive benefits to be enhanced or constrained.

The TEEBAgriFood Scientific and Economics Foundations report in 2018 has proposed a Framework to provide a comprehensive understanding of eco-agrifood systems for decision-makers. It is based on the three principles of universality, comprehensiveness and inclusion. The TEEBAgriFood Framework has since become a foundational reference for true cost accounting in food systems.

The present report “Applying the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework: Overarching Implementation Guidance” was commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food to assist in applications of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework, developed by United Nations Environment Programme.

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