Just Food

Duration: 2019 – 2022 (2025) <br> 
Authors: Kaisa Karttunen, Anni Savikurki, Marjatta Selänniemi. <br> <br>
Partners: Coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, the cross-disciplinary project consortium includes the University of Jyväskylä, E2 Research, Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE, the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, and the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Switzerland. <br>
Funding: Strategic Research Council (SRC) of the Academy of Finland. Just Food is part of the six-year FOOD programme (2019–2025). 

Just Food studies ways to transition to a climate-smart and healthy food system in a sustainable, acceptable and just manner. 

We are lacking concepts for discussing and assessing the fairness of sustainable food system transition. Moreover, we are missing the practical solutions and policy measures to guide the sustainable transition in a fair manner. Just Food tackles this challenge and develops definitions and criteria for fair and sustainable food system transition. 

In this transdisciplinary reserach project we seek answers to:

  • What is a just food transition?
  • How do we promote just food transition in practice?
  • What kind of policy measures will speed up the sustainable and just food transition? 

Just Food analyses just food transtition with interdisciplinary modelling and tests solutions in cooperation with its case partners. We work in close collaboration with policy makers and other food system actors and disseminate knowledge with the help of Just Food Talks, seminars, newsletters, podcasts, and social media. 

Find more information: Just Food website

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