To coordinate EU coverage priorities on meals, the EU-funded challenge FOODPathS kicked off with seventeen key community organizations final Friday. The challenge will arrange a prototype of the European “Partnership for Sustainable Meals Methods (SFS) for individuals, planet and local weather” – a brand new European governance mannequin to co-fund future analysis and innovation (R&I) actions at native, nationwide and EU stage. As European Meals Methods are affected by advanced challenges requiring a systemic strategy, FOODPathS creates a robust community with various private and non-private entities to ease the meals techniques transition.
FOODPathS will catalyze collective actions that result in future sustainable meals techniques in Europe – on the identical time, we wish to reinforce the wealthy cultural meals heritage of EU Member States in a sustainable manner!”
Hugo De Vries, Analysis Director at INRAE and challenge coordinator of FOODPathS
A strong community, involving all actors is vital to alter our meals techniques
The transition in direction of extra sustainable and more healthy meals techniques depends upon interactions between all actors of the meals system. Nevertheless, totally different views and pursuits of actors can simply result in obstacles. To beat these, coordinated R&I actions and greatest practices are wanted, altering the best way we produce, course of and eat meals, join residents with meals manufacturing, and govern meals techniques in Europe.
Through FOODPathS, researchers, NGOs, policymakers, residents and entrepreneurs will probably be concerned in creating a primary model of the Partnership. This contains the creation of a strategic roadmap that outlines the analysis priorities to be co-funded throughout the subsequent years. Additionally, the challenge will discover numerous Residing Lab ideas, that put customers within the middle of innovation processes utilizing actual life settings. Such co-creation initiatives intention to contain various stakeholders at numerous ranges. Subsequent, FOODPathS will play a key position in understanding, demonstrating, and monitoring the sustainability efficiency of meals techniques. FOODPathS can even strongly help data switch by way of improved coaching networks, programs and outreach actions.
The FOODPathS consortium can also be trying ahead to attach with different networks and stakeholders to help one another in easing the meals techniques transition.
- INRAE – Nationwide Analysis Institute for Agriculture, Meals and Surroundings (France)
- Aarhus College (Denmark)
- Jülich Forschungszentrum (Germany)
- FoodDrinkEurope (Belgium)
- ANIA – Affiliation Nationale des Industries Alimenatires (France)
- FIAB – Federación Española de Industrias de la Alimentación y Bebidas (Spain)
- Confagricoltura (Italy)
- EFFoST (The Netherlands)
- Polish Academy of Science – Institute of Rural and Agricultural Growth (Poland)
- ICLEI (Germany)
- Fondazione Cariplo (Italy)
- European Basis Centre (Belgium)
- EUFIC – European Meals Data Council (Belgium)
- ZonMw (The Netherlands)
- ISEKI-Meals Affiliation (Austria)
- INRAE Transfert (France)
- Seinajoki College of Utilized Sciences (Finland)