Food security is an important issue, that affects people all over the world. It is defined as the right of every person to have access to adequate food, that is not only healthy, but also sufficient and can serve each individual’s dietary needs.
Due to several circumstances such as the environment’s degradation, the growing global population and the rising food prices, it is reported that nearly 1 in 3 people do not have access to adequate food. In order to tackle these issues and strengthen food security, the European Commission has set goals for making agriculture more sustainable and resilient.
Ploutos supports the efforts for maintaining food security and works actively for making the agri-food value chains more sustainable, from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The project deploys Sustainable Innovation Pilots (SIPs) all over Europe, which benefit all the actors of the agri-food sector.
In order to re-balance the value-chains, Ploutos assists farmers by applying Smart Farming solutions and other innovative technologies, helping them reduce the application of inputs and costs. At the same time, the project offers to the consumers the ability to take control back and choose the products characteristics of their preference, ensuring at the same time that the producers will receive fair prices for their products.
Ploutos’ contribution enhances the general agri-food industry, as it also promotes the efforts of providing food to every person. For achieving that, the project has created a platform for donations of food and food waste. In that way, it gives food access to socially vulnerable groups and reduces the environmental impact on food waste, as the food that cannot be donated, will be composted.
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