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Research Project: Increasing Small-Farm Viability, Sustainable Production and Human Nutrition in Plant-Based Food Systems of the New England States

Location: Food Systems Research Unit

Title: Towards a holistic understanding of food systems

item Peters, Christian
item THILMANY, DAWN - Colorado State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/3/2021
Publication Date: 1/8/2022
Citation: Peters, C.J. and Thilmany, D.D. 2022. Towards a holistic understanding of food systems. In: Peters, C.J., Thilmany, D.D., editors. Food Systems Modeling: Tools for Assessing Sustainability in Food and Agriculture. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press. p. 349-358.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Every food systems model offers insight into how food systems function, but no single model gives you a complete picture. Reflecting back across the book, this chapter gleans lessons on the epistemology of modeling, how to synthesize across multiple models, and how to make models more valuable to non-modelers. Looking forward, the chapter discusses the continued need for innovation in integrating models and in conducting effective interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work.