Inventory of R&I breakthroughs related to food systems

Food system transformation requires research and innovation (R&I) breakthroughs that have the potential to change the entire food system. Therefore, identifying breakthroughs that target the food sector, as well as the social, political, economic, and environmental aspects related to food production, processing, delivery and consumption are essential to promote change.

What are breakthroughs?

FIT4FOOD2030 defines R&I breakthroughs as potential, significant achievements that can create big impacts on current initiatives in the field of food and nutrition security and lead to radical changes in the food system, making it more sustainable and resilient.

How can you use this platform?

This interactive platform provides an overview of all R&I breakthroughs in the food system, identified by FIT4FOOD2030. The content suits anyone who wants to explore, research, reflect or discuss possible R&I breakthroughs related to food systems. Each breakthrough has its own page with more detailed information on the topic, its impact, the opportunities and challenges, and relevant research references. In addition, each breakthrough is linked to trends and showcases, which have also been explored by FIT4FOOD2030. For more detailed information on the methods, processes and definitions used to create this inventory see Deliverable 4.1.

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The information set out in this compilation of possible R&I breakthroughs are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission or any stakeholder group. The FIT4FOOD2030 Consortium is not responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained in this report by anyone, including the European Union institutions and bodies or any person acting on their behalf. Its intention is to inspire discussion, reflection and debate about current relevant R&I topics, thus the contents reflect the information gathered by the authors.