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Agri-food systems helping to foster a cleaner, greener future

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🗞️ Driving the news: Sustainable agrifood systems are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, addressing global challenges by combining economic growth, social improvements, and environmental protection

🔭 The context: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations highlights agrifood systems transformations as key to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• Ireland's Food Vision 2030 Strategy aims to make the country a leader in Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) over the next decade

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Sustainable agrifood systems are crucial for addressing overconsumption, textile waste, and access to clean water
• They support adequate nutrition and help combat global challenges like climate change and ecological degradation

⏭️ What's next: Ireland's Food Vision 2030, emphasizing technology and talent, aligns with international climate commitments and the EU's Farm to Fork strategy
• Bord Bia's Origin Green program drives sustainability improvements in the agri-food sector, aligning with national and EU policies

💬 One quote: “Sustainable agrifood systems are critical to averting climate-driven social and ecological disasters” (Nature Sustainability Journal)

📈 One stat: Bord Bia has conducted over 355,000 carbon footprint assessments on Irish farms, showcasing Ireland's commitment to sustainability in agriculture.

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