Japan: MAFF Releases Interim Report on Green Food System Strategy
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) is developing a green food system strategy for agricultural, forestry, and fishery supply chains, with a 2050 timeline for implementation. Through the initiative, MAFF aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions, a reduction in pesticide and fertilizer use, the conversion of 25 percent of arable land to organic production, and a number of other sustainability targets. The strategy also calls for importers, both government and private sector, to prioritize suppliers that account for sustainability in their supply chains. MAFF recently published an interim report summarizing implementation strategies and key targets, but plans to rollout additional information throughout 2021, including at the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September.