The ambitions of the Commission’s Green Deal and especially the Farm to Fork Strategy have caused intense discussions within our member organisations. These have resulted in a collectively written position paper published on 20th July 2020.
The European Green Deal is a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050. The ‘From Farm to Fork’ strategy pursues the issue of food sustainability as well as the support allocated to the producers, i.e. farmers and fishermen.
“Agrinatura feels strongly that research, education and innovation are key drivers to bring about a true transformation to resilient and environmentally-sound food systems.”
The European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy makes a strong statement for the necessity of resilience in sustainable production and consumption systems. This holds for Europe, but is also relevant for the future of global agriculture.
Agrinatura highlights five key recommendations that summarize its priorities in fulfilling the global dimensions of the F2F Strategy.
- Embrace the Green Deal’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy commitment to promote the global perspective in making transformational changes in food systems.
- Promote a strong knowledge foundation to develop evidence-based scenarios for sustainable and resilient food systems.
- Re-imagine the role of education to accelerate the transition and to develop global standards for the sustainability of food systems.
- Involve all actors in global food systems and value chains, from farmers to consumers in the process of knowledge co-creation and sustainable consumption.
- Consider the positive impacts that the diversification of food systems have on their resilience.