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Research project 'Incremental adaptation versus transformation: characterizing pathways for different governance systems'

The overall goal of this research stream is to identify pathways for transformation in governance towards sustainable food systems that are resilient towards shocks and surprises in general, and towards climate change in particular.

Our initiative will address both transformations in governance systems towards increased resilience and governance of transformations. The questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the characteristics of governance systems that make food systems more sustainable and resilient and to which extent are those characteristics context specific?
  • Which kind of transformative change in governance is required to move towards sustainable and resilient food systems?
  • To which extent can and should such transformative change be governed, how, at which scale and by whom?

The project is funded by the 'CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers'.