Raising the ambition on global aspects of the EU farm to fork strategy – CIDSE

Raising the ambition on global aspects of the EU farm to fork strategy

Civil society recommendations, September 2020

The attention for the external dimension of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy is crucial not only because the challenges the Strategy is seeking to address are global and require concerted responses from the international community; but also because Europe’s agricultural and food system has impacts outside Europe which need to be addressed.

This brief highlights how it could be expanded to drive an effective and a much-needed global just transition towards inclusive and sustainable agri-food systems; it contains recommendations covering the following areas for action outlined in the EU Farm to Fork Strategy:

  1. Using international cooperation to build sustainable food systems in partner countries
  2. Using the EU trade policy to raise ambition on food and farming
  3. Legislative proposal to ensure that all goods placed on the EU market are free from deforestation and human rights violations
  4. Legislation to strengthen the position of farmers, their cooperatives and producer organisations in the food supply chain
  5. Zero-tolerance on unsustainable fishing
  6. The EU promoting a global transition to sustainable food systems in international space
  7. Legislative framework for sustainable food systems

Contact: François Delvaux, Agroecology and food sovereignty Officer (Delvaux(at)cidse.org)

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