The European Green Deal cannot be achieved without addressing the issue of food sustainability. European citizens’ health, the planet’s environmental health and the economic and social health of coastal and rural areas go hand in hand. Therefore, the Commission has published the Roadmap on the Farm to Fork Strategy on 17 February 2020.
The European Commission announced, as part of its Green Deal Communication adopted on 11 December 2019, that the Farm to Fork Strategy, to be presented in spring 2020, will illustrate the objectives and actions necessary to secure a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. The strategy will combine both regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives to reach its objectives. The Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy will be key tools to support the strategy.
The strands of the Green Deal are strongly interlinked and mutually reinforcing. In particular, the Farm to Fork Strategy has strong connections with and directly contributes to the new Circular Economy Action Plan, the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy, the Forestry Strategy, the EU Climate ambition and the Zero Pollution Strategy.
The EU has committed to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to being a frontrunner in its implementation. Food related targets run throughout the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Farm to Fork Strategy will play a pivotal role in their implementation.
Please provide your feedback to the Roadmap until 16 March 2020. The roadmap on the Farm to Fork strategy can be accessed here.
Further information on the Farm to Fork Strategy is available on the Commission’s website.