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Community Talk: 31 July at 11 am

Towards sustainable food systems: Contrasting Food Insecurity and Abundance

Food system activities are increasing putting pressure on planetary boundaries. Farmers are angry and consumers concerned. While we are far from the goal to reach zero hunger, over 2 billion people suffer from overweight and obesity. Healthier diets derived from more sustainable food systems are needed.

This community talk deals with some key challenges and opportunities of our food system, and builds up on the outcomes of the global food security conference that took place in Leuven in April 2024.


Tessa Avermaete is postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven. Her key areas of interest and expertise are food and nutrition security, sustainable food systems, agriculture and sustainable diets. She strongly beliefs in the constructive dialogue with all stakeholders, an evidence-based approach for food and farming policies, and charismatic leadership as pillars for building a more sustainable food system.

As EU project manager at the Sustainable Food Economies Research Group (KU Leuven), she aims at contributing to these pillars.

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