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Transforming Food Systems Under Climate Change through Innovation

By: Bruce Campbell(Editor), Philip Thornton(Editor), Ana Maria Loboguerrero(Editor), Dhanush Dinesh(Editor), Andreea Cristina Nowak(Editor)
230 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Transforming Food Systems Under Climate Change through Innovation
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  • Transforming Food Systems Under Climate Change through Innovation ISBN: 9781009227209 Paperback Jan 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

Our food systems have performed well in the past, but they are failing us in the face of climate change and other challenges. This book tells the story of why food system transformation is needed, how it can be achieved and how research can be a catalyst for change. Written by a global interdisciplinary team of researchers, it brings together perspectives from multiple areas including climate, environment, agriculture, and the social sciences to describe how different tools and approaches can be used to tackle food system transformation. It provides practical, actionable insights for policymakers and advisors, demonstrating how science together with strong partnerships can enable real transformation on the ground. It also contributes to the academic debate on the transformation of food systems, and so will be an invaluable reference for researchers and students alike.


1. Fixing Our Broken Food System: The Why and How / Vanessa Meadu, Charles Spillane, Andrew J. Challinor
2. Where We Need to Drive Food System Action / Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Yu Ling Chang, Michael Morris
3. The Role of Research in Food System Transformation / Andreea C. Nowak, Deissy Martínez-Barón, Marina Alarcón de Anton
4. Ensuring Zero Agricultural Land Expansion Into High-Carbon Ecosystems / Todd S. Rosenstock, Ciniro Costa Jr., Katherine M. Nelson
5. Enabling Markets and Public-Sector Actions for Catalysing Transformation for Small-Scale Agricultural Producers Under Climate Change / Helena Shilomboleni, John Recha, Brook Makonnen
6. Supporting Prosperity through Better Mobility and Rural Reinvigoration / Robert B. Zougmoré, Andrea Castellanos, Elliott Ronald, Dossou-Yov
7. The Climate-Security Nexus: Securing Resilient Livelihoods through Early Warning Systems and Adaptive Safety Nets / Peter Läderach, Frans Schapendonk, Paresh Shirsath
8. Helping Farmers Make Better Decisions Using Climate Services / Lorna Born, James Hansen, Stephen Zebiak
9. Expansion of Plant-Based Meat and Its Impacts on Climate and Food Security / Sadie Shelton, Rebekah Moses, Miroslav Batka
10. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Value Chain Interventions from Farmer to Fork / Jan Broeze, Heike Axmann, Bob Castelein
11. Policies and Design Processes to Enable Transformation / Laura Pereira, Chris Vrettos, Laura Cramer
12. Sustainable Finance for the Transformation of Food Systems / Bethany Cosgrove, Richard Newman, Godefroy Grosjean
13. Organising for Change: Empowerment for Farmers, Women, Youth, and Communities / Sophia Huyer, Renee Bullock, Jackson Buzingo
14. Transforming Innovation Systems to Deliver Impacts at Scale / Jana Koerner, Angele Tasse, Sophie Healy-Thow
15. Theories of Change for Transformation / Philip Thornton, Laura Cramer, Patti Kristjanson
16. Partnerships to Achieve Impact: Five Principles / Bruce Campbell, Louise Postema, Ishmael Sunga
17. Working Across Scales and Actors for Transforming Food Systems / Pramod Aggarwal, Ashesh Ambasta, Andrea Castellanos
18. A New Vision for Leadership in Food Systems Research / Brian Keating, Ruben Echeverria, Holger Meinke
19. Create, Reorient, Phase Out: The Way Forward for Food-System Transformation Through Research and Innovation / Leanne Zeppenfeldt, Dhanush Dinesh

Customer Reviews


Bruce Campbell is the Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and is based at the University of Copenhagen. CCAFS has informed over $3.5 billion of climate investments in agriculture, has over 100 policy wins, and reached more than 20 million farmers. He is a staff member of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Campbell has worked in agricultural and forestry research in Zimbabwe, Indonesia, and Australia, and has received a national merit award for his work in Vietnam.

Philip Thornton is a Flagship Leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and a principal scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. He is affiliated with Clim-Eat and is a cross-field Highly Cited Researcher 2018-2021, 39th on the 2021 Reuters Hot List of influential climate scientists, a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and an honorary professor at Edinburgh University.

Ana Maria Loboguerrero is Research Director of Climate Action for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Head of Global Policy Research for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). She won the UN momentum for change lighthouse award in 2017 and is a member of the Alliance for Rural Climate Resilience in Latin America, as well as of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia.

Dhanush Dinesh is the Founder of Clim-Eat, formed to transform food systems under climate change through effective science-policy engagement. He is a visiting researcher at the University of Leeds and PhD researcher at Utrecht University. He is a member of the Transformation Leaders Network and a Trustee of the Plan Vivo Foundation.

Andreea Cristina Nowak is a Research Team Leader in the Climate Action Group of the Alliance for Bioversity-CIAT, conducting research on measuring climate change adaptation and resilience. She is a mentor at the Climate Leadership Programme of the Africa Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES) and the Climate School.

- Vanessa Meadu
- Charles Spillane
- Andrew J. Challinor
- Ana Maria Loboguerrero
- Yu Ling Chang
- Michael Morris
- Andreea C. Nowak
- Deissy Martínez-Barón
- Marina Alarcón de Anton
- Todd S. Rosenstock
- Ciniro Costa Jr
- Katherine M. Nelson
- Helena Shilomboleni
- John Recha
- Brook Makonnen
- Robert B. Zougmoré
- Andrea Castellanos
- Elliott Ronald
- Dossou-Yov
- Peter Läderach
- Frans Schapendonk
- Paresh Shirsath
- Lorna Born
- James Hansen
- Stephen Zebiak
- Sadie Shelton
- Rebekah Moses
- Miroslav Batka
- Jan Broeze
- Heike Axmann
- Bob Castelein
- Laura Pereira
- Chris Vrettos
- Laura Cramer
- Bethany Cosgrove
- Richard Newman
- Godefroy Grosjean
- Sophia Huyer
- Renee Bullock
- Jackson Buzingo
- Jana Koerner
- Angele Tasse
- Sophie Healy-Thow
- Philip Thornton
- Laura Cramer
- Patti Kristjanson
- Bruce Campbell
- Louise Postema
- Ishmael Sunga
- Pramod Aggarwal
- Ashesh Ambasta
- Andrea Castellanos
- Brian Keating
- Ruben Echeverria
- Holger Meinke
- Leanne Zeppenfeldt
- Dhanush Dinesh

By: Bruce Campbell(Editor), Philip Thornton(Editor), Ana Maria Loboguerrero(Editor), Dhanush Dinesh(Editor), Andreea Cristina Nowak(Editor)
230 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Media reviews

"This fascinating – and rich – book deals with the entire food system and how it must be changed in the context of climate change and other urgent challenges in a complex socio-economic world. It is based on a solid foundation of transdisciplinary research and thus a model for how planetary changes should be addressed in the Anthropocene. A necessary book for scientists and multiple stakeholders concerned with ensuring a healthy diet for the global population."
– Thomas Rosswall, former President of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

"The world is running short of land and water, climates are changing, and these threats challenge our ability to transform food systems to feed the world's burgeoning populations. Transformation will not come through planned processes or silver-bullet technical innovations. The transformation that is required will need fundamental changes in the behavior of those who research, produce, transport, market and consume food. Campbell and his co-authors have brought together in a single volume the learning of a vast global program of innovation experiments each set in its local context and executed with key actors in the food system. The research described in this volume is excellent, but its value is enhanced from the way the research was deeply embedded in local context and the learning occurred through partnerships amongst the full diversity of people engaged in transforming food systems. Campbell et al. provide a unique source of evidence and the concepts needed to achieve the transformation that is vitally needed."
– Jeffrey Sayer, University British Columbia

"Innovation is an essential lever to transform food systems which are under the threat and reality of climate change. This inspirational book offers examples and guidance on how to accelerate innovation across four key action areas, designed to deliver a vision and approach to transformation that is urgent, ambitious and inclusive."
– Lisa Sweet, Head of Climate and Nature, Food Systems Initiative at the World Economic Forum

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