Governance for Sustainable Global Agri-food Systems

The pressure on the global agri-food industry to deliver private and public goods sustainably has never been greater or more timely than today.
Governments, and intergovernmental organisations often do not provide the necessary institutional environment for the agri-food sector to deliver and perform. In many situations, the agri-food sector needs to organise such that it by-passes, where necessary, the bottlenecks of governments and local nomenclatures. We present a rudimentary by-pass model of collective action by all stakeholders of the agri-food chain, from farmers, to input suppliers, to processors, traders, distributors, and even to consumers, scientists and civil society.