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A Call to Action

We asked some of our experts and educators to tell us what actions they thought most necessary or urgent for achieving sustainable food systems. This Call to Action video was …

Getting to sustainability

In this video, Prof. Johan Rockström, of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, presents his perspective on how to achieve a sustainable food system. He lists his “Big Three” goals: Decarbonize the …

Challenges to regional cooperation

Major themes in this course have included the alignment of food policy and natural resource objectives, the sharing of information by actors in food systems, and the need to think …

Sustainable and efficient options for food systems

What do sustainable food systems look like from a natural resource perspective? In this video, Henk Westhoek, of PBL, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, describes three principles and some options …

Reducing food loss and waste

Changes in existing practices can go a long way toward increasing the availability of food. In this video, Dr. John Ingram, of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of …

Policy options for nutrition outcomes

How complicated is it to create policies that promote healthy and sustainable diets? In this video Katrien Ghoos, of the World Food Programme Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, …

Consumption, diets and nutrition

Dietary choices have clear impacts on health. Earlier, Katrien Ghoos, of the World Food Programme Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, described overweight and malnutrition trends in Southeast Asia. …

Sustainability and efficiency

This course makes the argument that food systems can use resources both efficiently and sustainably. In this video, Janet Salem, of the UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific, presents the …

Climate change and food systems in Southeast Asia

We begin Week 2: Food systems and natural resources in Southeast Asia with a discussion between our Lead Educator Matthew Fielding and Dr. Chusit Apirumanekul, of the Stockholm Environment Institute …

Environmental impacts of rice and aquaculture

As we heard already, agricultural intensification in Southeast Asia is increasing the pressure on natural resources, particularly land and water, and also having significant environmental impacts. In this Video, Dr. …

Agricultural trends and natural resource pressure

We have seen already the range of impacts that food production is having on the natural resource base in Southeast Asia. Socio-economic trends and changing agricultural practices are exerting increasing …