Denmark is a global role model for sustainable food production and innovation. Across the food value chain, collaborative efforts aim to make the most efficient use of natural resources – with a strong view to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Primary producers invest heavily in precision farming technology to minimise their environmental footprint and maximise yield. Food processors constantly explore new ways to reduce their consumption of water, energy and single-use plastic packaging. Farmers, food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants focus strongly on upgrading waste streams to valuable products.
Through the steady refinement of production techniques, Danish farmers have learned to make the most of the relatively small area of agricultural land available to them.
Today, they produce three times more food than the Danish population can consume, with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Food producers follow a similar path to continuous optimisation, honing their ability to produce more with less and transform raw materials into high-value products.
Resourceful collaboration across industry, academia and authorities highlights the commitment to continuous improvement in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
not only beneficial to the future of the planet and its people. They are also good for busi- ness. Denmark’s leadership within resource efficiency sets a strong example. Primary producers invest heavily in precision farming technology to minimise their environmental footprint and maximise their yield.
Food producers constantly explore new ways to reduce their consumption of water, energy and single-use plastic packaging.