Sébastien Treyer participates at the thematic working group 4 of the Stakeholder Conference during the International conference on agricultural emissions and food security: Connecting research to policy and practice. The presentation will be chaired by M. Treyer and  Tim Benton, University of Leeds with the Program Committee Support: Caroline Lesser, FACCE-JPI Secretariat.3

This event is organised by Germany, as the incoming chair of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and as chair of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI), with the participation of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).


Countries around the globe are faced with the need to produce more food for a growing global population, whilst having to cope with climate change and reduce their carbon footprint. Ensuring more sustainable and resilient food production and consumption is therefore high on the international agenda1. Yet such a change requires important adjustments across entire food supply chains, involving a wide range of stakeholders: farmers, food industry actors, consumers and policymakers.

Adopting a comprehensive and integrated food systems approach (“from farm to fork”) will be important to facilitate coherent and coordinated changes along the entire chain, including to promote more sustainable (and healthy) food consumption habits and a more effective handling of food waste. Currently, the food sector (incl. primary production) accounts for more than 25% of GHG emissions worldwide. The expected increase in meat and animal product consumption by 2050 would further increase GHG emissions by 80%, according to a report from the EC Food2030 High-Level Conference2 .

Key challenges:

  • Encourage the adoption of more sustainable diets based on alternative protein sources

  • Encourage local food production and consumption

  • Reduce food loss and waste by implementing circular economy principles

  • Ensure more coherent agriculture, food, (health) and climate change policies

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