Environmental social science research group

We’re a research and development enterprise working on the boundaries of environmental and social sciences with a transdisciplinary approach.

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Agriculture can deliver a variety of environmental public goods and ecosystem services. Often, however, the use of agricultural landscapes prioritizes the provision of private goods which also contributes to environmental degradation. To address this imbalance, targeted policy instruments are required to ensure that public goods are provided at the level desired by society.

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EU-Citizen.Science

Citizen Science is a rapidly diversifying field of innovation with implications and potential benefits for society, policy and various research areas.

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FIT4FOOD2030

Future-proofing the European food systems through Research & Innovation toward #Food2030EU.

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DYNAVERSITY

Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an arena populated by different and composite players.

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Agroecology: From tradition to innovation

Join us in our two days symposium to get a feel of where agroecology is going in Hungary.

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Sustainable Food Systems < > Sustainable Diets

The Center for Food Studies at The American University of Rome organised an uplifting event on the changing food consumption practices, policies, research and investments conducive to fostering the desirable transformations of the food system and dietary practices.

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Bean there, done that : why we should eat more beans and legumes in general

The world needs more protein, but animal-based protein intake is by no means sustainable. Legumes are a good alternative to meat and thanks to their biological nitrogen fixation capacities, they also benefit the environment.

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Locked-in or transition towards agri-food system sustainability: focus on crop diversification

More than 200 participants arrived at the first European Conference on Crop Diversification to Budapest on 18th to the 21st of September 2019.

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NEW LEARNING JOURNEY: System thinking for food system sustainability

Are you concerned about climate change? Biodiversity loss? Inequality? Hunger and malnutrition?

Do you want to understand how all these issues are connected through our food system?

Do you want to learn practical tools and approaches that help to navigate the innate complexity of dynamic systems?

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Re-localizing food governance one commitment at a time

This summer I was fortunate enough to be chosen to take part in the 7th Eating City Summer Campus on Food Governance. Each year the campus creates an opportunity for sharing, mutual learning, trust and network building and envisioning new solutions that can answer some of the complex challenges that our urban food systems are facing.

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