Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

LEG - Farm to Fork strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system

Countries Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czechia Denmark Estonia European Union Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
Start date 11/12/2019
Status Ongoing
Recipient / Target Areas European Union
Objective / Goal

The strategy sets out both regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives, with the common agricultural and fisheries policies as key tools to support a just transition.

A proposal for a legislative framework for sustainable food systems will be put forward to support implementation of the strategy and development of sustainable food policy. Taking stock of learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will also develop a contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security. The EU will support the global transition to sustainable agri-food systems through its trade policies and international cooperation instruments.

To enable and accelerate the transition to a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system, advisory servicesfinancial instruments, but also research and innovation are instrumental as they can help resolve tensions, develop and test solutions, overcome barriers and uncover new market opportunities.

Strategy overview HERE


The Farm to Fork Strategy aims to accelerate our transition to a sustainable food system that should:

  • have a neutral or positive environmental impact
  • help to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts
  • reverse the loss of biodiversity
  • ensure food security, nutrition and public health, making sure that everyone has access to sufficient, safe, nutritious, sustainable food
  • preserve affordability of food while generating fairer economic returns, fostering competitiveness of the EU supply sector and promoting fair trade
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