The EU-project TRANSMANGO aims to explore diverse transition pathways to a sustainable and food secure food system. The project name of TRANSMANGO is derived from Esperanto; a language which was created with the intention to be politically neutral and would transcend to many nationalities in order to foster an international understanding between people with different languages.

Tran•siro – transition, crossing
Man•ĝo – food, meal, eat

TRANSMANGO aims to obtain a comprehensive picture of the effects of the global drivers of change on European and global food demand and on raw material production. The research focuses on the vulnerability and resilience of European food systems in a context of socio-economic, behavioral, technological, institutional and agro-ecological change and aims to enhance understanding of the new challenges and opportunities that the food sector will face in the future.

The TRANSMANGO consortium bundles expertise from 13 institutes, across 9 EU Member States and Tanzania. Over 25 researchers are involved in the research, with a balance between junior and senior experts.

This project is granted by the EU under 7th Framework Programme, theme KBBE.2013.2.5-01 (Assessment of the impact of global drivers of change on Europe’s food security), Grant agreement no: 613532