Agriculture and food production will increasingly be impacted by climate change, in particular from the increased frequency of storms, droughts and other extreme weather events. On the other hand, agriculture itself significantly contributes to global warming. The United Nations (UN) estimates that the food industry is responsible for 30% of global energy consumption and 22% of the gases that cause global warming. Sustainable food production systems can contribute to mitigating climate change while still focusing on food security objectives. The development of innovative technologies for domestic and at the same time sustainable food production and processing is important in this context.
ECOS organizes seminars for the exchange of experts, prepares studies on individual topics such as smart farming or circular economy in agriculture, initiates projects and supports companies and start-ups in the direct procurement and marketing of environmental technologies and products in Japan.