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Sustainable Agriculture

Our farming and food system is broken.
The current unsustainable food consumption and production constitutes a primary cause of biodiversity loss, land use change, depletion of natural resources 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 the impact of food consumption and waste in Europe, as well as of our production systems, including their external footprint.

"We can no longer accept a flat-rate CAP: farmers committing to higher environmental standards on issues such as carbon sequestration or biodiversity should be better rewarded than the rest"

Jabier Ruiz
Senior Policy Officer, Agriculture and Food

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What WWF is 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:
  • 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. 


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

Edel Shanahan
Junior Communications Officer,
Biodiversity and Agriculture
+32 484 49 35 15