The long awaited Farm to Fork Strategy has been published in May 2020.
The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal, which sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
The Farm to Fork Strategy addresses comprehensively the challenges of sustainable food systems and recognises the inextricable links between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet. The EU recognises that all citizens and operators across value chains, in the EU and elsewhere, should benefit from a just transition to a more sustainable food system.
The Farm to Fork Strategy is an opportunity to improve lifestyles, health, and the environment. Its objectives are to reduce the environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system and strengthen its resilience, ensure food security in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss and lead a global transition towards competitive sustainability from farm to fork and tapping into new opportunities. It will do so by focusing on:
FIT4FOOD2030 and the Farm to Fork Strategy
In addition to the above, Research and Innovation will need to act as an enabler of the Farm to Fork Strategy. Watch the FIT4FOOD2030 webinar 3, to understand how this project can contribute to the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy.
Read the FIT4FOOD2030 Policy Brief #3, wherein the EU Think Tank (as part of the FIT4FOOD2030 Coordination and Support Action) calls for Research and Innovation to support the Farm to Fork Strategy. It calls for innovative approaches to the Farm to Fork Strategy to provide practical answers to two central questions:
- How can a shift towards healthier and more sustainable diets be facilitated?
- How can all actors in the food system be empowered to adopt more sustainable practices?