Working together (under construction)

Food policy is one tool in the shift from industrial food systems to sustainable food systems. Fundamental to this shift, is implementing and refining ways of organising that are more compatible with the values that drive a sustainable food system. As the sustainable food system is still emerging, we have the opportunity to be active participants in the design of these values rather than let them randomly emerge. This page includes models and tools that offer different perspectives for designing and implementing a new values system.

These models and tools will focus on the sustainable food system, but inevitably comparisons with the industrial food system are required for contrast.

walking the talkA cultural model

Caroline Taylor’s model of culture from Walking the Talk provides clarity about the connection between values and culture and shows how we can infuse values through the concrete behaviours, symbols and systems to create a powerful culture. more>>

The social and economic development model

U.Lab_Week1_01The shift from industrial food systems to sustainable food systems can’t happen if we base our ways of working together on industrial age organising. MIT’s Otto Scharmer provides two potent models to help us understand the ways people work together. The first explores four different stages of the way we organise. The second identifies how we interact in ways that support co-creation of the future. more>>

envision engage enactEngaging

There are many tools for engagement, but the 3 Es model from New Zealander Peter Cammock, integrates engaging with envisioning and enacting. This is a very pragmatic model. These three activities are much more powerful when they are combined. more>>

Collaboration and decision-making


The iPES perspective


Power and voice