TP Organics takes part in SCAR workshop on new Food Systems Partnership – 1 October 2020, online
On 1 October, TP Organics participated in the Food Systems Partnership workshop, organized by the SCAR Food Systems Strategic Working Group.
The development of this new European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Climate, to be launched under Horizon Europe, is still early stage. The partnership is expected to:
- Provide an overarching platform and process to underpin the needed transition to sustainable food systems to support; and
- Provide solutions to the Farm to Fork strategy by connecting R&I programmes and food system actors.
In addition to providing input during the workshop, TP Organics gave feedback on the partnership proposal, highlighting the internalisations of external costs as key for making food systems more sustainable, the relevance of mild/careful processing and the need to involve all actors in the agri-food chain.
The engagement of citizens and civil society organisations in the partnership is especially relevant to dietary shift, including reduced consumption of animal products and the reduction of food waste. TP Organics will continue to follow the process of building the partnership.
TP Organics is the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming. IFOAM Organics Europe is a founding member and hosts its secretariat.
This communication is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The sole responsibility for this communication lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.