Strengthening food and nutrition security in Europe requires a turnaround towards sustainable consumption and production. SUSFANS focused on a number of core questions: How can we improve the food system of the EU, especially from the perspective of social, environmental and economic sustainability? How can we balance and encompass different views on balanced consumer diets and food and nutrition security in the EU?
The research approach was build around the development of a set of metrics, models and foresight tools, which can be used to navigate through decisions on measures for achieving sustainable food and nutrition security. This approach resulted in a holistic, integrated and coherent vision of what entails sustainable food and nutrition security in the EU and globally. It underpins a perspective on how EU policies on farming, fishing, food and nutrition could contribute to that vision with greater efficacy than today.
The research work in SUSFANS was divided in three pillars (see picture below), aiming at:
1) Metrics- Assessing sustainable FNS in the EU using conceptual mapping and innovative metrics for the food system;
2) Models - Modelling sustainable FNS, its outcomes and possible innovation pathways;
3) Toolbox - Foresight and policy guidance for European diets and food systems at large
Read more about this project on the Susfans website.