International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems

IPES-Food is an independent panel of experts shaping debates on how to transition to sustainable food systems around the world.

IPES-Food – the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems – is a diverse and independent panel of experts guided by new ways of thinking about research, sustainability, and food systems. Since 2015, IPES-Food has uniquely shaped the debate on global food systems reform, through policy-oriented research and direct engagement with policy processes.

  • With 23 experts from 16 countries across 5 continents, the panel brings together ground-breaking thinkers on global food systems – including a World Food Prize laureate, a holder of the Légion d’Honneur, a Balzan Prizewinner, and two recipients of the Right Livelihood Award.
  • IPES-Food is co-chaired by Olivier De Schutter, current UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Maryam Rahmanian, independent expert on agriculture and food systems.
  • Comprising environmental scientists, development economists, nutritionists, agronomists and sociologists, as well as experienced practitioners from civil society & social movements, the panel takes a systemic approach that recognizes the complex and interconnected nature of challenges in food systems, and the power relations that shape decision-making.
  • With a track record of co-constructing solutions with a wide range of food system actors, IPES-Food takes a democratic approach to knowledge that values cutting-edge science while recognizing the importance of experiential, indigenous & traditional knowledge.
  • IPES-Food does not accept funding from governments or corporations, allowing the panel to deliver independent analysis that addresses the most pressing questions.

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