Ms Maria-Luiza Apostolescu
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Public Policy Analyst
Sustainable Food Systems Specialist
Europe, United Kingdom
Expertise and interests
Climate change, Food policy, Food Security, International Development, Public health and nutrition, Smallholder agriculture, soil fertility and plant nutrition, sustainable agriculture
Agroecology, Development studies, Food Security, Sustainability
Agricultural production, Agriculture, Aquaculture/ fisheries, Forestry, Livestock, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food security, Food trade, Food value chains, Resilience, Governance and policy, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets, Urbanisation, Water and sanitation
My name is Maria-Luiza Apostolescu, I have been working on sustainable food systems since 2011 with a multidisciplinary approach blending environmental sciences with economics and politics. Initially focused on food security, my interest has broadened to include sustainability, public health impacts and economic development as well as livelihoods and urban food systems.
Apostolescu, Maria-Luiza, "Food Sustainability Index", The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2016. Available at: foodsustainability.eiu.com
* Apostolescu et al., "Fin de la faim: comment assurer la transition agricole et alimentaire?", Agriculture Working Paper N°04/14 January 2014, Institut du Developpment Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), Paris, 2014. Available at: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Collections/Idees-pour-le-debat/WP0414...
* Apostolescu et al., "Lutte contre la faim : vers la transition agricole et alimentaire" in Problèmes économiques N°3086, March 2014. Available at: http://www.ladocumentationfrancaise.fr/catalogue/3303332030866/index.shtml
* Apostolescu et al., "Transition vers un nouveau paradigme: Droit à l'alimentation, souveraineté alimentaire, limites planétaires, gouvernance et rapports de forces", International Conference "How to feed the world in 2050?", Cité des Sciences, Paris, 2012. Available at: https://newfoodparadigm2050.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/recommandations-...
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Food Sustainability Index
The Economist Intelligence Unit, BCFN Foundation
The index combines 55 quantitative and qualitative metrics on sustainable food systems in 25 countries, looking at food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition. Metrics range from simple quantitative indicators to more complex qualitative, indicators assessing the quality of policies in place. It uses a multidisiciplinary approach in order to combine the indicators into a comprehensive framework covering agriculture, economics, food systems, nutrition, and health.
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- 2 years 3 months