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Report providing an overview of key societal challenges specially facing the agrifood sector. In this context, policy flagship initiatives and strategies have been taken as a basis to expand the challenges identified therein by additional challenges, gaps and research opportunities within the agrifood sector observed by METROFOOD-RI using a top-down analysis approach.

Furthermore, the general principles and existing legislation along the food value chain are highlighted and most relevant weaknesses and vulnerabilities are discussed, also in relation to past and future technological advances and developments in the agrifood sector.