We use the power of geography to map food systems
and facilitate a just transition
“Geographical imagination” is a way of thinking about the world to understand the relationship of places and create social and spatial justice. It serves as a tool to correct the distorted images people have about places and systems. The concept plays a central role in envisioning and enacting just possible futures.
And related to food systems “a geographical imagination provides a powerful window, not just on who eats what, but also on how the world’s food systems are put together and why food production and consumption work – or don’t – for different people and places. “
We take concepts & tools out of the academic world and turn knowledge into actions. Based on a critical analysis of food geographies we aim to craft frameworks and pilot projects for a just transition in food systems. We facilitate practical engagement, connect people and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration
Principles of Just Transition
e.g. as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Solving the challenges around food requires a critical view of the system as a whole
“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”
Explore and Learn
Geographers never get lost. They just do accidental field work.
Walking in the wrong direction is not only inevitable but also necessary to find the best solutions.
Geofoods is a new Think-Tank & Consultancy.
Geofood was founded in early 2022 with the aim to support the critical transformation of our broken food system with a focus on social justice. While we produce enough food at a global scale, millions still go to bed hungry. Why is that happening? The global food systems are very much defined by an imbalance of power, uneven distributions, dependencies and exploitation. A just transition needs to be at the core of every way forward.
Food Systems are highly complex and difficult to understand at full scope in a geographical context. Let’s change that!
Geofoods aims to combine the fascinating areas of geography and food.
With a rapidly increasing amount of data and digital knowledge we are able to look at details of food production and consumption and can zoom into food systems around the world. But without knowing about local conditions these data are almost useless. Therefore we need to look at food system through a geographical lens. Human geography analyzes the relationship between humans and their environment. It looks at cultural and economical characteristics, interactions with nature, political conditions and imbalances of power and justice.
Geofoods is that lens to help you understand the full scope.
Read more about Geography and Food here