Food 2030 pathways for action
Research and innovation policy as a driver for sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems
This publication frames the deployment phase of the European Commission’s Food 2030 initiative and is meant to guide future research and innovation policy reflections relevant to Horizon Europe, the Farm to Fork strategy and European Green Deal, and beyond.
The report sets out 10 Pathways where research and innovation can concretely deliver co-benefits to nutrition, climate, circularity and communities, at multiple levels: from local to international. It also underlines that a systemic and transdisciplinary approach to research and innovation is crucial for success and improved impact. The COVID-19 crisis has shown that transformations are not only technical and academic; they also encompass social, legal, economic, financial, ethical, and philosophical dimensions, which need to be fully embedded in future R&I policy and programmes.