Systems Thinking methodology, employed for interacting with stakeholders and developed within the Cities2030 project, was presented at the Symposium of Agricultural Economics and Rural Anthropology, organized in Iași city (Romania), on the 18th of November, 2022.
Specifically, the matrix of this methodology was presented, which was experimentally used in the Cities2030 project for collecting unstructured data from urban food systems. These data were further structured and can be used for developing food strategies and policies.
The participants at the symposium also learned about the testing activity for data collection in the system of “Systems Thinking”, as part of support actions for improving the implementing capacity. More precisely, the fundamental idea is that food systems are far too complex to be analyzed merely based on linear methodologies, namely causal ones, and, therefore, it is worth experimenting with new methods of knowledge collection, processes, and models such as Systems Thinking, Problem-Based Knowledge, and the Iceberg model. The presentation showed our approach to this experiment.
The presentation is based on Deliverable D3.3 Systems Thinking Methodology (Tuula Löytty, Codrin Dinu Vasiliu, Ioan Sebastian Brumă, Lucian Tanasă, Mark Koetse, Justine Vanhalst, Kyriakos E. Georgiou, Edna Yamasaki, Demet Osmancelebioglu, Bruno da Silva, Sebastian Doboș, Kalle Karlsson)
The Symposium of Agricultural Economics and Rural Anthropology is organized by: “Gh. Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research (ICES), Rural Development Research Platform (RDRP), “Gheorghe Ionescu-Șișești” Academy Of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences – Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (ASAS), “Regele Mihai I al României” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Timișoara (USAMVBT).
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