Understanding sustainability in food production
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (2018), a sustainable food system (SFS) is a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised. This entails that the food is produced in ways that ensures the profitability, provide benefits to society and has a positive (or neutral impact) on the natural environment.
What trends and changes do you need to be aware of?
Factors such as climate change, depletion of natural resources and biological diversity, population growth and widespread urbanization fosters new and complex challenges for the global and national food systems. The agriculture and food production systems have to be resilient both towards climate changes, as well as socio-economic factors – such as price changes.
Pure Consulting has experience from working with a range of actors along the food value chain, from farmers and producers to retailers, restaurants and caterers. Our main focus is on integrating sustainability into business strategy to ensure that emerging social needs and stakeholder expectations are embedded into strategic decision-making processes. A key objective with our work is to build capacity and develop competence with our clients and their strategic partners. A good example of this is our Masterclass in Sustainability, which we run in partnership with Futerra.