Global Trade Sustainability Framework Study

Global Trade Sustainability Framework Study

MDAT commissioned a report to explore an existing hypothesis if sustainability could act as a barrier to trade and market access. This report illustrates a pro-science, Agro-Innovation counter philosophy to the EU's Farm to Fork prioritizing technological innovation, sustainability and food security.  


Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:


  • 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
  • 2.b Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies, and export measures with equivalent effect.
  • 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers, and lakes.

  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services.

  • 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

  • 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains, and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.