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FOOD 2030 Transforming food systems through Research & Innovation

  • 04th August 2020
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

FOOD 2030 will host its next high-level event on 16 October 2020 (World Food Day), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the German EU presidency.

The title of the event is “FOOD 2030 – Transforming food systems through Research & Innovation”.

It will be an online event, that will take place between 12:15h and 14:30h (Central European Summer Time or Brussels time).

It will bring together researchers, innovators, policy makers, actors, stakeholders and civil society for a participatory discussion on the transition to sustainable food systems and, in particular, on the key role of research and innovation therein.


Food 2030 – a timely EU research and innovation policy response to the recent international policy developments including the SDGs and COP21 commitments- is built on key Food and Nutrition Security priorities:

  • NUTRITION for sustainable and healthy diets: Ensuring that nutritious food and water is available, accessible and affordable for all. It involves reducing hunger and malnutrition, ensuring high levels of food safety and traceability, reducing the incidence of non-communicable diet-related diseases, and helping all citizens and consumers adopt sustainable and healthy diets for good health and wellbeing.
  • CLIMATE smart and environmentally sustainable food systems: Building climate smart food systems adaptive to climate change, conserving natural resources and contributing to climate change mitigation. It seeks to support healthy, productive and biodiverse ecosystems. Ensuring diversity in food systems (including production, processing, distribution and logistics) including in terms of cultural and environmental diversity. Natural resources (water, soil, land and sea) are used sustainably within the planetary boundaries and available to future generations.
  • CIRCULARITY and resource efficiency of food systems: Implementing resource-efficient circular economy principles across the whole food system while reducing its environmental footprint. Circularity is applied for sustainable and resource-efficient food systems and food losses and waste are minimised throughout.
  • INNOVATION and empowerment of communities: Boosting innovation and investment, while empowering communities. A broad innovation ecosystem leading to new business models and value-added products, goods and services, meeting the needs, values and expectations of society in a responsible and ethical way. More and better jobs across the EU, fostering thriving urban, rural and coastal economies and communities. Through closer partnerships with industry and food producers, markets that function in a responsible manner thereby fostering fair trade and pricing, inclusiveness and sustainability. Scientific evidence and knowledge from a wide diversity of actors underpinning the development and implementation of FNS relevant policies, at all geographical scales (Local to Global).

Food 2030 was launched after the 2015 Milan World Expo, when Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced his intention to launch a Food Research Area by World Food Day 2016.

The first FOOD 2030 event took place in 2016, and the science policy dialogue on FOOD 2030 was held in 2017 on World Food Day. In 2018, the FOOD 2030 high-level event was organised under the Bulgarian Presidency.
This 2019 edition of FOOD 2030 will take place on World Food Day, in Brussels, on 16 October. This year’s theme is “Nourishing people and nurturing the planet through sustainable healthy diets for all”. It is co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Committee of the Regions. The event will be webstreamed.

FOOD 2030 Conferences