SUSFANS is combining different food sector models and data to create a conceptual framework, the evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies. This is done with respect to their impact on consumers’ diets and their implications for nutrition and public health in the EU, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agricultural-food sectors, and global food and nutrition security.
During the last year stakeholders continued to interact with the project team and gave motivating feedback for the future. Voices out of the private sector said the work done so far within SUSFANS was ‘impressive’: ‘It is impressive how much the project has progressed and how many details are being considered in the modelling.’
A member of an international organization working in the sustainable food system program sector is looking forward to the outcomes. In a feedback via mail, he said: “SUSFANS metrics would be very interesting for our programme”. Others of the civil sector promised to share information with their groups.
But there is also work to be done, as expectations are rising: Feedback from stakeholders from international organizations said the project proves to be very ambitious due to its broad scope: “Therefore it feels a little slow sometimes in moving forward and coming together in a cohesive manner”.
In the end, the expectations are high: “I expect there will be a deluge of results etc. at the very end which then gives us very little time to discuss and debate with stakeholders”, as a member of an international organization summarizes in his feedback.