Global implications of the European Food System : A food systems approach

Berkhout, P.; Achterbosch, T.; Berkum, S. van; Dagevos, H.; Dengerink, J.; Duijn, A.P. van; Terluin, I.J.


The EU is a major player in the world market for agricultural products, both dependent on commodity imports from many countries, and exporting high-value agricultural products. There is a need to better understand the impact - on people, planet and profit - of the EU trade on food systems outside the EU, with a focus on Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). This will help the EU to steer its actions and policies in other directions where this is deemed necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).