How innovation in the agri-food chain contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals

What does sustainability mean in the agri-food system?

Climate change and a growing population are challenging the agri-food sector to meet society’s food demands while preserving the environment and natural resources. The partners of the Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) are committed to addressing these challenges and are encouraging innovative solutions for a more sustainable agri-food sector.

The coalition is a joint initiative representing 12 leading sector associations across the agri-food system, working together towards more sustainable, solution-orientated and innovative European policies.

The innovative solutions the sector is generating aim at supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations in 2015. This booklet showcases some of the initiatives taken by the AFCC partners.

The AFCC partners are aware of the fact that sustainability is not a solo journey but rather a common effort towards shared goals. This is why we are joining forces to demonstrate examples of the sector’s efforts and initiatives to meet the SDGs and trigger a debate around what else can be done to boost sustainable practices to provide the best food to our fellow citizens.

The following pages will present the challenge encountered, the initiatives taken, and some examples of the results achieved by members of the agri-food chain coalition in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.