09 Mar 2023
Food systems: Research and innovation investment gap policy report published
In December 2020, the European Commission commissioned a comparative study related to the Research and Innovation (R&I) investment level in food systems in Europe, intended to develop a detailed understanding of the current state of play. This comprehensive report presents the results of the study considering public and private R&I spent at both national and EU level. Three main strands of research were used to inform the study: a review of projects funded through the EU Framework Programmes (FP7 and Horizon 2020); a mapping of national public funding available for food systems R&I in the EU Member States; and a first analysis of private sector expenditure on food systems R&I. Data were categorised according to the priorities, pathways and sectors identified by the European Commission’s Food 2030 R&I policy framework to understand overall levels of expenditure on different priorities in food-related sectors.
The report can be downloaded here:
Food systems research and innovation investment gap study: policy report