Challenges for Implementing the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy – Pests, Plants, and Profits – Inter-model Cooperation Between the BrightSpace, GeneBEcon, and RATION Projects
Pre-Congress Workshop of the EAAE Congress, 29th August 2023
The EU Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F) aims to speed up the transition to a sustainable food system. The F2F Strategy targets a 50% reduction in the overall use and risk of chemical pesticides and the use of more hazardous pesticides by 50%, which should be achieved by 2030. The three EU Horizon-funded projects BrightSpace, GeneBEcon, and RATION presented their work and cooperation in economic modelling, tackling issues related to the Farm to Fork Strategy.
The collaboration focusses on economic modelling of the regulatory alternatives for new genomic techniques (GeneBEcon), low-risk pesticides (RATION), and their implications for the measurements of environmental and economic impacts at farm-, market-, and sector levels (BrightSpace). The workshop aimed to present the prospects for collaborative modelling work, highlight identified challenges, and provide an example for ongoing modelling work based on state-of-the-art general equilibrium modelling techniques and applications.