Suomen ruokajärjestelmän haavoittuvuus: keskinäisriippuvuuksien verkko toimintakyvyn haasteena (RUOKAVARMA)

Main funder

Funder's project number: VN/6859/2020

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 64 308,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2021

Project end date: 31/12/2022


Competitiveness of the food system is comprised of not only comparative cost advantages but also
capacity of the system to fulfil its basic function – food supply – in many kinds of situations and
circumstances. The study is focused on the interdependencies within the food system and their role as
a source of vulnerability. Vulnerability is a systemic property of the modern food systems. Alleviation of
vulnerability asks for analysis of the systemic properties to identify effective leverage points. Stability
of the vulnerabilities is evaluated in three contrast scenarios. Actor network analysis reveals actions
that reduce vulnerability of the food system in each scenario and also exposes the relocation and
multiplicative effects of the vulnerabilities that arise as a consequence of the actions.

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