The insight that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) needs to be revised is widespread. Most stakeholders emphasize the need for sustainability instead of a focus on agricultural productivity goals. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) takes it one step further. The CAP should be developed into a broader Common Agriculture & Food Policy.
This is needed to cope with five major challenges of society: food and nutrition security & safety, climate change & water and energy use, ecological impacts, healthy diet for a lifelong healthy lifestyle, and inequality. These challenges cannot only be solved by the farmers, but also need the commitment and behavioural change of all the other players in the food chain, including the consumer. From breeding to eating, so to say.