Project: Organic agro- food systems as models for sustainable food systems in Europe and Northern Africa

Acronym SysOrg
Duration 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023
Project Topic SysOrg aims to identify intervention and entry points to enable a transformation process to resilient, sustainable food systems, and to identify how pathways to increase sustainable consumption and food production could be successfully designed. For this it is necessary to understand better food systems including the involved multitude of actors and to identify critical points within the system. Hypothesis is that food systems have common intervention and entry points for enabling transformation processes that are transferable but have to be adapted regionally. Thus, the following questions will be addressed: Which are the food system common intervention and entry points to enable a transformation process to resilient and sustainable food systems?· How can pathways to increase sustainable consumption and food production be successfully designed throughout the system?· What are the reasons, motivations or drivers for the actors to opt for the more sustainable solution?· What are the intervention and entry points for the development, consolidation and dissemination of enhancing organic food andfarming, reducing wastage and shifting towards sustainable diets? What are critical points when bringing these perspectives together in a system approach? This is done by mapping and analysing five case territories (Copenhagen, Cilento, North Hessia, Warsaw, Kenitra) from four perspectives · system transition, shifting towards sustainable diets, enhancing organic food & farming and reducing waste in a transdisciplinary way. This trans-national multiple case study will encompass a multi-stakeholder approach. SysOrg will result in improved and locally adapted strategies for transformation of food systems across Europe and Northern Africa to sustainable, resilient and resource efficient food systems with less environmental impacts and high socio-cultural acceptance.
Network CORE Organic Cofund
Call CORE Organic & SUSFOOD Joint Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Kassel = Germany
2 Ibn Tofail University/Faculty of Sciences = Morocco
3 University of Copenhagen = Denmark
4 Warsaw University of Life Sciences = Poland
5 Council for agricultural research and economics = Italy
6 FH Münster University of Applied Sciences = Germany
7 International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-Bari) = Italy