Innovation Policy and Research

In response to market failures linked to economic and environmental sustainability and the need for an effective and efficient delivery of policy outcomes, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has subscribed to policy measures such as fostering innovation, better share of value added along the supply chain, as well as targeting rural development policy to support diversification of economic activities. Cities across the world are also developing their own food policies and programmes targeting at combining sustainable development objectives with food safety and security and social innovation. Leading on from the project results, key policy messages will be delivered regarding: Food Planning & Innovation, Food Aspects in Rural Development Policies, Metropolitan Regions & Food Safety