The overall work will be co-created in synergy with key actors from farming and food systems (policy, research, business and NGOs) following a multi-actor approach. This will entail the building of a Community of Practice (CoP) and serves as the foundation for the FOODCoST methodology.
In order to take steps towards a sustainable food system, it is crucial to set up multi-actor initiatives which convene industry, government, civil society and academia. Together, these stakeholders can define a sector-wide vision and develop a roadmap consisting of interventions to promote the transition of the food sector.
Recognising the crucial relevance of such an approach, the FOODCoST project will establish the stakeholder platform to jointly discuss the outcomes and experiences of concept-results, steering and feeding the research outputs, and also helping to implement results and broadly communicate them right from the project start.