Agriculture & Food | WWF
 
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Sustainable agriculture

Our food & farming system is broken.
The current unsustainable food consumption and production constitute a primary cause of biodiversity loss, land use change, depletion of finite natural resources like water and climate change.

As a major actor in the global scene, Europe has a key role to play in the transition towards resilient, equitable and sustainable agri-food systems. Major shifts are needed to reduce food consumption and waste in Europe, as well as in our production systems and their external footprint.

What is WWF doing?

WWF believes that European policies can be instrumental in the transition to truly sustainable food and farming systems. Currently, our focus is on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the EU’s oldest, most influential, most debated and most costly policies.

WWF is campaigning to achieve a CAP that benefits farmers and rural communities, and produces a variety of healthy and nutritious food for people, while protecting our finite natural resources in Europe and globally. 



A major reform of the CAP is urgently needed, and to achieve this, WWF is:
  • engaging a wide variety of organisations, businesses & the public in the debate of the Future of the CAP, and most notably in the Public Consultation launched by the European Commission;
  • working with key stakeholders and farmers organisations who agree that the current CAP policy is neither fair nor sustainable, and are willing to engage in a deep reform;
  • advocating and campaigning at European and national levels with partner offices and organisations to increase political and public awareness and engagement for a change in our diets and food production. 

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Our Agriculture & Food team

Andreas Baumueller
Head, Natural Resources
+32 2 740 09 21
@brusselspanda

Jabier Ruiz Mirazo
Senior Policy Officer, Agriculture & Food
 +32 470 66 81 91​
@​jabierolas​

Stefania Campogianni
Communications Manager
+32 2 743 88 15
@scampogianni

Living Land Coalition

 
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As a part of Living Land, an NGO coalition for a reform of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), we are calling for a fairer and more sustainable agriculture. In April 2017 we've mobilised 258,708 citizens and 600 civil society organisations and businesses who asked for a CAP reform. Learn more