SUSFOOD has worked for 10 years (5.5 years under H2020) on programming and aligning of national, EU and international R&I strategies and funded research with impact on sustainable food systems. The scope from production to consumption (beyond primary production) is of high relevance and needs more political attention in the future. In SUSFOOD2, partners from 15 countries have worked together to maximise the contribution of research, to increase impact, to pool resources and to avoid duplication. Also in the future, there is a need to support excellent research with effective and efficient funding practices, to put emphasis on stakeholder engagement, to involve industry more inclusively and to improve the science-policy interface. SUSFOOD has invested largely in networking and connecting people: the ERA-Net partners, the funding bodies in joint calls, the research community and the stakeholders. Knowledge transfer, capacity building and dissemination and exploitation are key and SUSFOOD2 has put up a number of activities in this regard including preparation of the Strategic Research Agenda, SUSFOOD Country Report, 5 calls for research projects, reports, workshops, trainings and webinars
This e-book is prepared to give information about SUSFOOD network, summarize its major activities and achievements and celebrate the 10 Years Anniversary of SUSFOOD.