A high-level expert group was established by the European Commission in Feb 2021 to explore the needs, gaps and options to strengthen the international science- policy interface for food systems transformation.
The recommendations of the expert group are meant to both inspire and inform stakeholders on how to strengthen international science-policy interfaces for improved food systems governance. Food system transformation is needed more than ever as shown by the current food crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine and the challenges linked to climate change.
The expert group concluded that this transformation must be better supported through more ambitious, interlinked science-policy-society interfaces. The report includes the recommendations and pathways needed, such as multilateral governance, multisectoral task forces, and a network of networks.
The experts’ initial findings were presented in July 2021 at the United Nations Food Systems Summit affiliated session, and this final report is meant to further feed into post summit discussions and follow-up actions.
- Publication date
- 17 June 2022
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation