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What is the SCAFFF?


teaandpol.jpgOur lives benefit greatly from natural environment.
However, despite the tremendous benefits of our food system that we receive from nature, when we buy or eat something, we are often unaware of its impact on the natural environment.

The food industry, of course, and even agriculture, forestry and fisheries are vulnerable to natural disasters, but they themselves without any environmental care may give a negative impact on nature.

In order for future generations to inherit food resource and a pleasant environment , we need to pay attention to various issues surrounding the natural environment, such as climate change and the biodiversity loss.

Under the influence of the pandemic this year, it became clear that our lives are supported by many stakeholders engaged in food and agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

And we were reminded that the resilience and sustainability of our lives are built on the healthy environment of the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industries.

In order to allow consumers to choose products produced in a healthy environment, the value of healthy and environmentally friendly activities needs to be visualized.

A healthy and sustainable system cannot be created by an individual activity, therefore, each good activity needs to be connected throughout the food chain.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched ‘Sustainable Consortium 2030 - for Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food (hereinafter referred to as "SCAFFF")- a consortium of companies and organizations which are engaged in actions to achieve the food and agricultural sustainability, to promote the value visualization and environmentally conscious consumption.

Our Action

'SCAFFF 2030' is a project that promotes activities to enhance sustainability in production and consumption with the aim of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Under the slogan “Spend Shift: Incorporate sustainability into our daily lives. Shop with ethical mind,” we will promote collaboration among stakeholders from production to consumption to create a future in which our offspring can also live in prosperity.

Each SCAFFF members' declaration “Our Action(Sustaina-Sengen)” and an overview of the efforts will be on the MAFF website (Japanese site) .

-Previous Events
Week for sustainability “Sustaina-Week” event to promote sustainable products (September 17th -27th ).

"Sustainability Awards"
 is the event recognize efforts for enhancing
sustainability through videos.

-Official Twitter 
@SCAFFF_2030 (external link)


SCAFFF members


Environment Policy Office,
Policy Planning Division

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