Sustainable Food Systems Primer Module 6

Understanding Complexity in the Food System

Module 6 explores the “systems” part of “food systems” and shares some basic systems thinking terminology.

Learning outcomes from this module include:

  • Defining a complex system.
  • Describing at least three characteristics of complex systems.
  • Discussing how systems thinking can be used to approach issues in nutrition.
  • Providing at least one example of a co-benefit and one example of a tradeoff within the food system.