TABLE (website)

This is a dynamic collection of open-sourced resources that is regularly updated and expanded. Created by a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Wageningen University and Research (WUR), it is grounded in robust, academic research. Supporters and funders of the project and contributors to specific resources are clearly identified. While the resource examines food systems issues globally, contributors and funders are exclusively from industrialized nation institutions and organizations.

TABLE is a global platform for knowledge synthesis, for reflective, critical thinking and for inclusive dialogue on debates about the future of food. TABLE’s mission is a recipe for better dialogue. TABLE seeks to facilitate informed discussions about how the food system can become sustainable, resilient, just, and ultimately “good”. They impartially set out the evidence, assumptions, and values that people bring to food system debates.  TABLE’s goal therefore is to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and perspectives to reflect on values, to clarify the arguments, assumptions and evidence around issues of concern, and – where possible – to identify points of commonality.

Table has a wide range of food systems resources:

  • explainers (short, peer-reviewed introductions to concepts that are important for understanding food systems and food sustainability),
  • building blocks (shorter explanations of single concepts)
  • an interactive glossary
  • a frequently updated research library
  • a community platform
  • and their own TABLE publications and projects including reports, articles, interviews, webinars, and videos.

TABLE is the successor to the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), based at the University of Oxford, which for 15 years conducted, synthesised, and communicated research on food sustainability.

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