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Welcome to the global citizen science project on

Food Systems in times of COVID-19


Food systems are not static and are transitioning quickly as can be observed during the ongoing pandemic. Anecdotal evidence is shared on various social, governmental and United Nations platforms indicating changes in dietary behaviour during lockdowns.

This project aims to identify how our dietary behaviour changes and how this may affect our food systems, our food and nutrition security. We are also interested to learn about creative ideas with regards to food sharing, utilizing available resources and opportunities and challenges in the current food systems which support or hinder sustainable diets.

This questionnaire collects data on your food environment, food choices, food access and supporting mechanisms. The data will be public good and be made available upon request for non-commercial use, i.e. approx. in November 2020. Any personal information will be stored separately on a secured server at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (

We hope that many people accross the world, regardless of their professional background, will participate and look forward to your participation. At the end of the survey you are invited to comment and to upload pictures to support your observations. Do not hesitate to contact us in case you faced challenges in understanding a question or term by using the comment options throughout the questionnaire. As we have many questions it takes you about approx. 45 minutes to respond to all. However, there is a possibility to take breaks or to skip questions. In this case please let us know at the end of the survey that you used these options.

In case you have more to share please contact us via our proxy email:

You can access the questionnaire here:

We you very much for your participation!

Dr. Irmgard Jordan, Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), JLU Giessen, on behalf of the project partners