Nougyou to Keizai: Special issue on local food policy (April, 2021)

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WG2 explores possible solutions for various problems that our agrifood system currently faces, which are deeply embedded in global distribution. Local food policy, integrating a wide range of food related issues, has been one of the major themes that we have focused on.  To conclude our five years of research on local food policy, we have contributed to a special issue  “Community development through food: Local food policy” on the April issue of “Nougyou to Keizai (agriculture and economy)”. Prof. Motoki Akitsu (Kyoto University), Prof. Masashi Tachikawa (Nagoya University), and Prof. Mima Nishiyama (Utsunomiya University) from WG2 have contributed articles on the significance, history, and components of local food policy, …

Interview on Food Policy featured in JA Magazine

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“Food Policy” is featured in October edition of JA’s magazine “Chijyou”, on which Prof. Masashi Tachikawa (Nagoya University) and Prof. Motoki Akitsu (Kyoto University), WG2 Chairs, took a dialogue interview (24-27p). With the COVID-19 pandemics across the world, “food security” has regained attention. Prof. Tachikawa and Prof. Akitsu talk about the basics of food policy and its significance, the difference in implications that “food policy” has in the older Japanese context (食料政策) and in the Western context as originally introduced (フードポリシー) in UK as well as the role of Food Policy Council. You can find the index here (in Japanese).