Policy & Administartion

A comprehensive food policy that safeguards the environment and public health interests is of utmost importance in Israel as elsewhere in the world.

Through position papers, legislative work, and development of a food system master plan the IFSN has been constantly active in advancing a holistic food policy and educating decision makers and government officials about interrelations between food, environment, culture and health. This initiative also include forming a lobbying non-partisan group consisting of MPs that will promote sustainable food policies in the Israeli Knesset through regulation and legislation. 

Current projects

Position papers: evidence-based policy making

Our position papers, based on the latest research in the fields of nutrition and the environment, give policymakers the tools and knowledge necessary for effective legislation. An interdisciplinary team of experts devises broad recommendations for the advancement of sustainable food policies and food security for all. We continue to have an integral part in shaping the Israeli food system for the better.

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Food system master plan

The IFSN has been tirelessly working to increase the availability of nutritious and sustainable food to all members of the Israeli society, by advocating for evidence-based policies. To this end we’ve collaborated with MKs, researchers, farmers, economists and jurists to develop and implement a new food system master plan. In the short term, our goal is to identify various obstacles to the availability of healthy food, as well as legislative opportunities to broaden accessibility to nutritious food and to strengthen local agriculture.

Representatives in parliamentary committees: Lobbying for the public

Parliamentary work is crucial for a successful reform of the Israeli food system. Representatives from the IFSN regularly take part in discussions in numerous Knesset committees. We protect the long-term public interest from financial and industry influence.