This original paper from consultant town planner and author of Rethinking the City, Steven Liaros explores how circular economy (CE) debates might contribute to, and support, the changes needed for a sustainable future.
Australian Native Food and Botanicals (ANFAB), previously operating as ANFIL – Australia Native Food Industry Limited, is the peak national body representing the interests of this rapidly growing sector. ANFAB worked with industry, federal and state governments, and other organisations to determine and prioritise the R&D and market development strategies required to progress the industry, as detailed in this document. The vision? To transform Australia’s native foods and botanicals sector into a globally successful national industry that is culturally inclusive, sustainable, ethical, agile and profitable.
This document was initially prepared by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food ‘to stimulate an understanding of critical issues related to food systems reform, inform individual member foundations, and guide Global Alliance collective action’. The Alliance has made it publicly available to inspire discussion about sustainable food systems reform.
This report published by a task group of the SFS Programme including the Swiss Government, CIHEAM, FAO, IFOAM – Organics, INRAE, Nestlé, UNEP, UN Nutrition and USDA, aims to ‘promote a common understanding of key approaches, concepts and terms related to sustainable food systems among a broad range of stakeholders, globally, as a ‘foundation for joint problem-solving’.
The SFS Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on catalysing more sustainable patterns of food consumption and production. Its partners collaborate on initiatives ranging from normative, advocacy and policy support activities to research and development projects and implementation activities that address our food systems challenges.
This papers compares the stomatal responses of Capsicum plants grown hydroponically under control glass (70% diffuse light) or the smart glass (SG) film ULR-80, which blocked >50% of short-wave radiation and ~9% of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
This paper reviews the studies on advanced greenhouse cover materials with variable light transmittance, the effects of which on leaf photosynthesis, physiology, and yield. It also provides insights into the potential key biological processes of crops responding to these light changes, specifically light receptors, signal transduction, nutrient biosynthesis pathways during fruit development and ripening.
Although currently not commercially available, Australian native rice has potential as a high-nutrient, culturally identified food.
In 20 years, will we swap beef for crickets, 3-D print food or grow leafy greens on vertical farms in our cities? And what will changes in our diet mean for Australia’s agrifood sector? CSIRO’s Kate Langford looks at the trends and reports on key trends in food production and consumer dietary preferences.
PCA’s Nicky Mann, 2014 Nuffield Farming Scholar, used her bursary to study indoor berry production across the world. She came back with numerous insights and suggestions for targeted R&D.