Revolutie in Duurzaamheid: varkensvleesketen EU streeft naar 20% lagere uitstoot
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Charting the Course to a 20% Greener Pork Supply Chain

  • 18 January 2024

In the quest for sustainability, the European Union's pork supply chain is poised for a significant transformation by 2030. With an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 20% in western Europe, innovations in feed and manure management take center stage.

Driving this shift are both regulatory mandates and market-driven initiatives that demand a substantial reduction in GHG emissions from pork production. The focus lies on mitigating the environmental impact of feed and pig manure, acknowledged as primary contributors to emissions within the pork supply chain.

Overcoming Challenges for Adoption

While several measures exist to curtail GHG emissions, their widespread adoption hinges on incentivizing pig producers. Creating a conducive environment necessitates the establishment of measurement and accounting systems that fairly distribute rewards and risks throughout the supply chain. This crucial prerequisite for an incentive scheme presents a challenge, compounded by the international intricacies of the pork supply chain.

Initiatives from Industry Players

Despite challenges, the industry witnesses promising initiatives from key players such as animal protein companies, retailers, and sector organizations. Their efforts aim to unlock the untapped potential of emission reduction measures. However, the collaborative nature required for success underscores the complex dynamics involved in reshaping the future of the international pork supply chain.

Source: Rabobank