Research assistant (Centre affiliate)

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Profile summary

  • Food systems
  • Sustainable development
  • Policy analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Agricultural policy

Rakel Alvstad is a research assistant in the Mistra Food Futures programme

As a research assistant in the Mistra Food Futures programme, Alvstad focuses on the development of targets for a sustainable and resilient food system in Sweden by 2045. She also analyses public and private sector policies and their alignment with targets for sustainable future scenarios.

Prior to her position at the SRC, Alvstad studied Human Ecology at Lund University, writing her Bachelor thesis on visual representations of climate change in Swedish media.

She has previously worked and studied in India and Argentina, with a focus on food sovereignty and environmental issues. She has also experience in communications and the international development sector from the UN World Food Programme.

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