ARCH Pre Event


Consumers and Global Food Systems


In the context of the DG RTD FOOD 2030 Conference "Research and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Nutrition & Food Systems” the SCAR Strategic Working Group ARCH jointly organised a Pre Event with the other SCAR Strategic Working Groups AKIS and Food Systems as well as DGs RTD, AGRI and DEVCO.

The event highlighted the increasing needs to include the perspectives of consumers in Europe and outside Europe and strengthening their involvement in research and innovation to create greater impact on global challenges.

Please find a brief summary here

Presentations and a more extensive report may be found under the Workshops section.

ARCH - European Agricultural Research towards greater impact on global CHallenges

Pierre Marraccini © Cirad

Joint EIARD-SCAR Strategic Working Group

A Joint EIARD SCAR Strategic Working Group – ARCH - was established in September 2013 in order to improve linkages between Agricultural Research and Agricultural Research for Development aiming at identifying and working towards ways to increase the contribution of European Agricultural Research investments to the solution of global challenges.

Agricultural Research (AR) focusses on national needs within Europe whereas Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) is dedicated to collaboration with and in developing countries working towards the Millennium Development Goals.

European Agricultural Research must now also focus on global challenges such as food security and climate change. At national, European and at global level Agricultural Research and Agricultural Research for Development activities are fragmented and could benefit from better coordination. Cooperation between EIARD and SCAR through the Joint EIARD-SCAR Strategic Working Group will strengthen Europe’s position in solving global issues that are the common interest and commitment of Europe and the global community. 

For brief information please use the following link:Brief information about ARCH

For a folder about ARCH please print from this link:Folder about ARCH