Sustainable food systems innovators, read FAO’s handbook!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) released a handbook for sustainable food systems innovators, available in English, French and Spanish.

Sustainable food systems are fundamental to ensuring future generations are food secure and eat healthy diets. To transition towards sustainability, many food system activities must be reconstructed, and myriad actors around the world are starting to act locally. While some changes are easier than others, knowing how to navigate through them to promote sustainable consumption and production practices requires complex skill sets.

Through different categories of innovations – engaging consumers, producing sustainably, getting products to market and getting organized – readers can ‘choose their own adventure’ to develop personalized learning and action journeys according to their priorities.

This handbook collects experiences and initiatives by innovators from all over the world, fighting to change the organizational structures of local food systems and make them more sustainable. It also includes several entries about organic. On the issue of how to communicate with consumers for instance, the handbook pins the Finnish REKO model as an example on how social media can be a tool for internal communication. Learn more about this initiative on www.euorganic2030.bio and find out how it contributes to making Europe more organic

The www.euorganic2030.bio website is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). This communication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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