Low-hanging fruits are sometimes the sweetest: how tree-sourced foods can help transform the global food system.

  • Julia Quaedvlieg
  • M Merel JansenEidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Center for International Forestry Research, University of Koblenz-Landau

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Period31 Mar 2021

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  • TitleLow-hanging fruits are sometimes the sweetest: how tree-sourced foods can help transform the global food system
    Media name/outletISS Blog -BLISS
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date31/03/21
    DescriptionThe global food system is dominated by a limited number of actors and mainly focusses on the production of only a handful of relatively innutritious foods. The system in its current shape threatens livelihoods of small-scale farmers, does not meet the nutritional needs of the majority of the global population, and is causing severe environmental impacts such as deforestation and biodiversity loss. A recent study shows that the elevation of small-scale tree-sourced food systems can help contribute to a transformation of the global food system that would lead to improved environmental and human well-being.
    URLhttps://issblog.nl/2021/03/31/the-power-of-trees-how-tree-sourced-foods-can-help-prompt-a-global-food-system/
    PersonsJulia Quaedvlieg, M Merel Jansen