Are you ready for the FOOD 2030 Networks Conference happening in Brussels from March 5th to 7th?
Setting the scene for more collaborative approaches towards innovating the future agriculture and food system, we are inviting all farmers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, living lab representatives and other food system innovators to join the FOOD 2030 Networks Conference on Transformative Food System Innovation under the auspices of the Belgian EU Presidency and in partnership with visit.brussels.
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Find here the whole programme!
And register here before 19th February 2024.
Please consider that, due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register early to secure your spot!
Curious about FOOD 2030 Networks? Watch the video here to find out what we want to do!
The key objectives of the conference are:
- Coordinating cross-project collaboration on common objectives for transforming the agriculture and food system
- Bringing together living labs and innovators working on technological, social, governance, and market-driven solutions for transforming the agriculture and food system.
- Fostering dialogue with policymakers and civil servants at different governance levels on removing lock-ins
Framing of the conference:
Our current agriculture and food system is not sustainable – it threatens our health, destroys our ecosystems and contributes to climate breakdown.
If we do not act now, we will not be able to provide prosperity, wellbeing and food security for farmers, food producers and citizens in the future.
We cannot rely on incremental innovation, where technologies and efficiencies are slightly improved to solve the multitude of critical challenges and wicked problems that we are facing.
We need transformative innovation based on an inclusive systemic approach to ensure a just transition that is fair for everyone and enables a good life for all within planetary boundaries.
Living labs, communities of practice, and other co-creation initiatives bringing together innovators and other relevant stakeholders from rural and urban communities will be essential for supporting such transformative food system innovation.