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Governance Arrangements for the Future Food System: Addressing Complexity in South Africa

Author(s): Laura Pereira, Scott Drimie
Link to CST author(s): Dr Laura Pereira, Prof Scott Drimie
Publication: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Year: 2016
Full reference: Laura Pereira & Scott Drimie (2016) Governance Arrangements for the Future Food System: Addressing Complexity in South Africa, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 58:4, 18-31, DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2016.1186438
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Summary

Feeding the world’s population a healthy, affordable and environmentally sustainable diet is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and has been highlighted in Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3 to end hunger and improve health, respectively. Currently, there are 795 million undernourished people, 2 billion with micronutrient deficiencies, and 600
million obese people. Overcoming this challenge has proven to be a “wicked problem,” largely because the food system is highly complex with many interdependencies, nonlinear feedbacks, and uncertainties.