Although the availability of food is not a major concern in Europe today, ensuring a sustainable, safe, affordable supply of nutritious food still requires continuous efforts from all the actors of supply chains. We need to redesign our food systems, which currently account for nearly one-third of global GHG emissions, consume large amounts of natural resources, result in biodiversity loss and do not allow fair economic returns and livelihoods for all chain operators, in particular for primary producers. Since the launch of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, several reports have been published that look at their impact, including a report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). What are the common trends and where does the research agree? What requires further research?
PFP has invited experts to present their views on the challenges ahead for this vital link in the food chain.