Food Systems

In our projects we analyse systems, that can enable sustainable and social just food supply. Innovative agricultural networks and sustainable food systems are researched transdisciplinary, respectively with an RRI approach (Responsible Research and Innovation) in regional, national and international projects. Hence, relevant stakeholders (like actors from civic society, agriculture, alternative food scene, companies, administration and politics) are integrated early in the research process to work on solutions together.

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The main objective of FoTRRIS is to develop and introduce new governance practices to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in research and innovation systems. FoTRRIS will, more specifically, focus on new governance practices to co‐design transdiciplinary RRI‐projects that are attuned to societal needs, values and opportunities and that connect and mobilise relevant stakeholders.

As a response to the multitude of food-related health and sustainability concerns a new food geography is forcing itself onto the scientific and political agenda. This new food geography is grounded in a different logic and incorporating different values than the industrial global food geography.

To support bringing the new food geography into the policy arena FOODLINKS will analyse and engage in knowledge brokerage activities and create effective linkages between scientists, civil society actors and policy makers.

The FAAN project is designed to engage civil society organisations (CSOs) in a “co-operative research” (CR) activity and in future research agenda-setting on “Alternative Agro-Food Networks” (AAFNs).

It is the object of the study to investigate topics concerning the application of meat alternatives based on Soja into the canteen kitchen menu of hospitals.

An aim of the project was to find out if, in Styrian farms, plant protection measures are being offered to farmers or requested by farmers as a service, and how a market could be developed for such a service. Therefore, farmers in agriculture, wine- and fruit growing were surveyed, along with consultants and repre-sentatives of the farmer association