Food Fairness

Food fairness is a multidimensional concept and covers the material as well as political, social and environmental dimensions of life. Achieving food security is the primary material concern and refers to the ability to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food. 

However, a primary focus of public policy in many countries on food security, together with market forces have led to large scale farming, global food chains, and a powerful food industry in the developed countries. It becomes increasingly obvious that the benefits and disadvantages are not equally distributed among all participants in the global food chain. New business models are needed to make the desired transition.

Examples of research related to Food Fairness
Our experts within this theme:
  • Giuseppe Feola- Sustainability transitions and post-capitalist transformations.
  • Herman Lelieveldt - Food Politics in the European Union.
  • Agni Kalfagianni - Effectiveness, legitimacy, and ethical and justice considerations of private and transnational forms of governance in the sustainability domain.
  • Stephanie Rosenkranz - Sustainable decision making - food consumption behavior.
  • Carlijn Kamphuis - Health-behaviour (dietary behaviour), Socioeconomic inequalities in health.
  • Guus van Westen - Effects of investments in global food supply and  food security at the local level in recipient (developing) countries.
  • Annelies Zoomers - Sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviaton, the global land rush and international migration.