As part of EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the EU organised a series of events focusing on EU policy priorities. One of these is the conference “European Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy: how innovation can support the transition towards global sustainable food systems”.
The conference focused on the importance of the transition towards a sustainable global food system, and will highlight the role that multi-lateral and multi-actor research and innovation projects can play to help achieve this goal.
Showcasing European funded projects, the event highlighted:
- projects and other initiatives supporting sustainable farming;
- multi-actor and participative projects with relevant actors of the food chain;
- multilateral approaches for greater efficiency and dissemination of outcomes.
Speakers from the EU and other parts of the world shared their experiences and highlighted how the initiatives they are involved in contribute to the transition. A particular focus was given to achieving greater resource efficiency worldwide through the use of research & innovation (R&I).
The conferences provided an opportunity for stakeholders from a range of backgrounds to exchange experiences and good practice, particularly around initiatives to improve soil health, water management and other climate-related approaches for more sustainable farming and food production.
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