Sustainable Food Systems

IINAS contributes to research on sustainable food systems and resource-efficient agriculture, and food/feed/fiber production through modeling domestic and international material flows and respective environmental, cost, and employment effects. This is a follow-up activity to the EU-FP7 project EUPOPP (see below for download of selected results, and presentation on key findings at 2012 MFA Conference).

GEMIS calculates the life-cycle GHG emissions and other environmental effects (e.g. air emissions, land and water use) as well as cost and employment of food systems.

Besides applying material flow analysis, IINAS will, in collaboration with its partners, and key stakeholders, research and develop policies and instruments to integrate demand and supply in sustainable food systems (i.e. taking into account consumption).

IINAS work on food/feed and agriculture/forestry/fishery will be part of the integrated strategy development for biomass, and sustainable land use. In this, the international dimension (e.g. fair trade, socio-economic effects) will also be taken into account.


Food-relevant publications from EUPOPP (EU Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns):

Brohmann B et al. (2011): Overall Approach of Material Flow Analysis and its Application to the Need Areas Food and Housing, and Hypotheses on the Impacts of SC Instruments; EUPOPP Work Package 4 Deliverable 4.1; Darmstadt etc.

Fritsche U et al. (2011): BAU and SC Scenario Assumptions and the MFA Database; EUPOPP Work Package 4 Deliverable 4.2; Darmstadt etc.

Fritsche U et al. (2011): Effects of SC instruments on Sustainability, including the International Dimension; EUPOPP Work Package 4 Deliverable 4.3; Darmstadt EUPOPP_2011_Effects_SC_Sustainability.PDF

EUPOPP Project Results Brochure (2011)