The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral
continent by 2050. It maps a new, sustainable and inclusive growth strategy to
boost the economy, improve people’s health and quality of life, care for nature, and
leave no one behind.
From Farm to Fork Strategy
systems fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly. It addresses comprehensively
the challenges of sustainable food systems and recognizes the inextricable links
between healthy people, healthy societies, and a healthy planet. The strategy is also
central to the Commission’s agenda to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs). All citizens and operators across value chains, in the EU
and elsewhere, should benefit from a just transition, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn.
A shift to a sustainable food system can bring environmental, health, and
social benefits, offer economic gains and ensure that the recovery from
the crisis puts us onto a sustainable path. Ensuring a sustainable
livelihood for primary producers, who still lag in terms of income, is
essential for the success of the recovery and the transition.
EU legislation, based on the European Green Deal, has set as a general
goal a new development strategy for the EU, with the aim of
transforming it into a climate-neutral, equitable and prosperous society,
which will have a modern, efficient use of resources and a competitive
economy. In particular, through the Farm-to-Fork strategy, the Union
seeks to ensure adequate, economical and nutritious food, to ensure
sustainable food production by substantially reducing the use of pesticides,
antimicrobials and fertilizers, and to promote food consumption
and healthy eating.
The proposing organisations, consistently following the priorities set regarding
sustainability, are fully complied with the content and the spirit of EU legislation.
The rationalization of production through the management of inputs-outputs, leads to addressing the negative consequences of over-irrigation (waste of water and
energy), increased greenhouse gas emissions, improper use of fertilization and
increased production costs.
Direct consequence of these practices is the reduction of the environmental
footprint with the simultaneous production of high nutritional value products,
which comply with national and European standards.