Food Systemic Economic Commission

EAT, PIK and FOLU are convening an independent, interdisciplinary academic commission to deliver a state-of-the-art scientific assessment on Food, People, Planet: the economics of the transition to healthy, inclusive and environmentally friendly food systems. Building on the vanguard of integrated assessment modelling and evidence-based policy design, the Commission’s analysis will link the inclusion, health and environmental dimensions of the economics of food systems. The Commission’s overarching objective is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the economics of the current food systems, their unaccounted (health, environmental and social) costs and the distributional impacts of the transition; and by rigorously assessing evidence and providing new tools to support policy design. Over the last year a crescendo of evidence has highlighted that how we produce and consume food could be powerful levers in achieving dietary health, greater inclusion, and bring food within planetary boundaries.

PIK will focus on producing a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of how food systems work, with a detailed assessment of their costs and their distributional implications. This scientific assessment provides the core global analytical function of the Commission with secondary support to national level analyses


Nov 01, 2020 until Jun 30, 2023


2.239.360 €

Funding Agency



Hermann Lotze-Campen