FEAST is a Japanese non-profit organisation supporting bottom-up sustainable agrifood transitions across Asia, founded in 2021 as a successor to the participatory action research FEAST Project.
We analyze patterns of food consumption, food-related social practices and their socio-cultural meanings, and conduct food system mapping specific to national, regional, and local production, distribution, and consumption contexts. We also partner with diverse stakeholders to vision plausible futures and to initiate food citizenship-oriented experiments and actions.
FEAST co-designs and co-produces socially-robust knowledge and mechanisms that challenge mainstream economic thinking on consumption and growth, works to redefine the notion of long-term food security, and engages society in a public debate on our relationship with food and nature that questions shared beliefs and values to reacclimatize consumers as citizens and co-producers in the foodscapes around them.
You can find us on Facebook (where we post mainly in Japanese) and Twitter, or get in touch directly via email to discuss potential collaborations: feast.secretariat -at- gmail.com