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PhD student: Transformative governance for a sustainable food system, SLU, Sweden


Advertiser's description (via SLU)

We are hiring a PhD student for the project ‘transformative governance for a sustainable food system’ at the LTV Faculty, SLU. 

Funding for this position is part of the faculty's investment in 10 PhD students in 2024, with additional co-funding from the Department of People and Society.

Food planning is an emerging area of interdisciplinary research that looks at new forms of governance that can facilitate the transition of the food system in response to challenges associated with food security and sustainability. This project looks at how local authorities through public sector innovation may affect the dynamics of local food systems and their long-term sustainability. Working closely with municipalities in Sweden (and abroad) the PhD project will investigate the dynamics between local governance contexts, urban food governance mechanisms, and local food systems.

The project is a collaboration between The Departments of People and Society as well as Landscape architecture, planning and management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp.


Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2024-05-20.

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