Towards a sustainable EU food system: challenges and conditions of a protein transition
The recent publication of the Farm2Fork Strategy as part of the European Green Deal paves the road for an ambitious transformation of the EU food system to address climate, health and social issues. In particular, the protein transition towards a more plant-based diet is essential to reduce the environmental pressures currently exerted by livestock productions (GHG emissions, biodiversity loss, etc.). Yet, such a transition will entail a considerable reorganization of food value chains and thus raises significant socio-economic challenges, especially within the animal and feed sectors. There are also opportunities to explore the role of aquaculture farming systems in the protein transition. It is crucial to identify viable transition pathways for European food value chains.
In this context, two multi-stakeholder discussion series were held between November 2020 and May 2021 with high-level representatives of the European food system - including agrifood businesses, policymakers, researchers, and civil society. This webinar will unpack the main outcomes of these discussions and discuss the challenges and policy issues at play for three key food value chains - dairy, legumes and salmon.
- Introduction by Fabrice Declerck, Scientific Director at the EAT Foundation
The EAT-Lancet scenario and the questions it raises for food value chains dynamics
- Building viable transition pathways for European food value chains towards 2030
Challenges in the dairy and legume value chains
Stakeholders insights from Claude Soudé (FOP) on France's National Plant Protein Strategy, and Sofie Verhoeven (City of Ghent) on Ghent's Protein Transition Action Plan
- What is the role of aquaculture in the transition towards sustainable food systems?
Nina Maria Saviolidis VALUMICS - Transforming Food Value Chains towards a Sustainable Food System: The Case of Salmon Aquaculture
Stakeholder insights from Kolbjørn Giskeødegård (Columbi Salmon) on the role of landbased salmon aquaculture in the transition towards sustainable food system
- Hildigunnur Sigurdardóttir