Academia and governments consider circular agriculture as an inevitable and conclusive solution to environmental and social issues and therefore have it increasingly addressed in their policies.
On 27 May 2020, the European Commission published the Farm to Fork Strategy. The European feed industry plays a key role in achieving the ambitions of more sustainable food systems (source: FEFAC).
No food system can be sustainable without the production of farm animals, due to their essential role in transforming low value human inedible feed materials into high value nutritious food via milk, meat and eggs to consumers. At the same time farm animals provide highly valued organic fertilisers to arable crops, making them a key component of sustainable food systems. This is based on the Circular Economy principles: creating a circular agriculture system.