The rapidly growing world population, combined with the increasing number of people that can afford meat and other products of animal origin has led to a sharp rise in demand for foods of animal origin. To meet those demands in a sustainable way, animal production systems will need to be significantly modified over the coming decades.
In order to end hunger and achieve a global food security (safety, quality and nutrition) everyone on this planet should be responsible for sustainable food consumption and production, as well as for preserving a healthy environment for humans, animals and plants.
The European veterinary profession is a health profession with a special focus on the One Health agenda – the integrated approach of the health of people, animals and the environment.
The profession has the know-how and therefore a responsibility to do its best for people, animals, plants and the environment.
In the attached paper, FVE underlined how veterinarians can contribute to the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, in particular goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture and to half food waste by 2030.