IDEAS research focuses on: (i) interactive and participatory design processes; (ii) the articulation between design processes and the sustainability transition in agri-food systems; and (iii) the links between forms of design reasoning and the knowledge produced.

IDEAS work spans a range of subjects: variety selection, farming practices, water management, biodiversity, processing, stakeholder coordination, distribution, etc. It is conducted in partnership with the actors on the ground, often with a participatory approach, and promotes interdisciplinary approaches connecting the life sciences, engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences. It mobilizes and builds on the know-how present within IDEAS.

The aim of the network is to develop breakthrough and systemic innovations to support transitions in agri-food systems. To this end, IDEAS scientists analyse and facilitate the development and implementation of new technical and organizational arrangements by integrating stakeholders' diverse perspectives on sustainability.

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Modification date: 05 July 2023 | Publication date: 25 July 2017 | By: Sophie Raspaut