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By bringing together our respective disciplines, the Food System Economics Commission explores different pathways to food system transformation on a global scale. However, future pathways based on computer modeling alone are insufficient. The right policy interventions must also be identified. The commission therefore also reviews food and agricultural subsidies, taxes and regulations, their effectiveness, and the role of the political economy.

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Policy Briefs

Farmer in a sorghum field.

Putting jobs at the heart of food system transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Inclusive employment and quality jobs provide health and environmental benefits, and support food systems transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Hidden Costs of Food


accumulated since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016

The counter shows the accumulated hidden costs of our current food systems since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016, taking into account greenhouse gas emissions, blue water use, land use conversion, nitrogen emissions, undernourishment, poverty, and dietary risk

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