Thanks very much for your kind words and interest in our vision. The vision you submitted with Sabine O'hara demonstrates how the interplay between food, social structures and cities can be directed to create food system resilience, which is very complementary to our vision. I think there is potential for a fruitful collaboration which would be great to explore, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itika Gupta I had some questions concerning the refinement phase, we have managed to interact with research organizations, state government and food innovation bodies obtaining letters of support but have not yet managed to get large volume interactions from town hall meetings or surveying of individuals within the food system such as farmers, restaurant owners etc. How will this impact how our vision is rated in terms of community co - created component, is quantity more important vs quality?
@Vicent ST In our vision of 2050 localized food production will be important in providing food sustainably. We envision a system that supports local farms to adapt farming practices, to become more flexible. The flexibility of what food can be produced will allow farms to remain productive as climate changes or limited food production catastrophes occur. For instance, local farmers could get supported to implement heat resistant crop seeds in areas consistently experiencing heatwaves, or regions with high concentrations of one crop type could have combinations of crops with differing disease vulnerabilities recommended to decrease the risk of total food production failure in the event of disease outbreak for a given crop. The networking of such adaptable farms within the system will allow individual components to be managed according to local production limitations imposed by weather or disasters such that the overall system can be as efficient as possible for a given season.