Prepared for future challenges

Denmark’s agriculture and food industry is set to pave the way for sustainable food production of the future. To this end, we have assembled all relevant information in a new section at Danish Agriculture and Food.

Current projections put the global population at 10 billion by 2050. Climate change and the growing global population will present the food industry with enormous challenges. It is therefore more important than ever to produce food that is both climate and resource efficient. In the spring of 2019, the Danish agriculture and food industry announced that the aim would be to produce climate-neutral food products by 2050 while increasing production volume at the same time. In line with the UN’s global goals and in close partnership with the rest of Denmark, the Danish food industry wishes to show the world that there is an economically sustainable way to climate-neutral food production.

This goal requires a reinforced effort, investment in research and development, and new technologies. The Danish pig industry has come a long way in recent years and is one of the European leaders in environmental-friendly production. The environmental impact per kg of pig meat has been reduced by more than 50 per cent since 1985.

Danish Agriculture and Food website has created a new section which deals with this complex theme. The industry has particular focus on the environment, resource efficiency, carbon reduction, energy consumption, economic sustainability and, not least, social sustainability. The articles in the new section provide information about research and development projects in Denmark, including the cultivation of new protein sources for feed and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption in agriculture.