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DEVCO web Infopoint event with ETTG / IAI: The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

Link for registration here.

The spread of COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of the EU’s food supply chains. These weaknesses have tremendous implications in terms of health, environmental protection and human development, while causing negative externalities in third and developing countries. In this context, in May 2020, the European Commission published its Farm to Fork Strategy, a very ambitious document that is at the heart of the European Green Deal and that aims to lead transition towards more sustainable food systems within and outside of the Union. On the one hand, the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy will be crucial to make the EU’s food systems more resilient, by reducing their environmental footprint while promoting more sustainable and healthy diets. On the other hand, since the EU is the biggest importer and exporter of agri-food products and the largest seafood market in the world, it is likely that the Strategy will produce significant impacts on third countries. Hence, making the EU’s agri food chain more sustainable and fairer is a key challenge and opportunity to drive for change both at the regional and global level.

The aim of this Webinar event is to reflect on the transformative role of the Farm to Fork Strategy for the EU’s food supply chains , by looking at the implications for both EU citizens and third countries. The event will allow the audience to look at the Strategy through broader lenses and to grasp the spill-over effects that its implementation can generate at the external level, in line with the goals set in the UN Agenda 2030.


Panel speakers

∙ Mr Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit C.1 Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG DEVCO (Introduction)

∙ Mr Daniele Fattibene, Research Fellow, The Institute of International Affairs (IAI) – Moderator

∙ Ms Alisa TiganjPolicy Analyst, DDG1.C.1, DG AGRI

∙ Ms Giulia Lagana, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI)

∙ Ms Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Food System’s Summit (will be replaced by Mr Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021)

∙ Ms Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and UN Assistant Secretary-General

∙ Mr Pierre-Marie Aubert, Coordinator, European Agriculture Initiative, The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)


The language in which the conference and Q&A session will be held is English.


The recorded video of the event will be uploaded and shared via Commission’s and ETTG website.

Link for registration here.

Image courtesy of Thad Zajdowicz via Flickr.


Flyer/Invitation DEVCO web Infopoint event with ETTG / IAI: The Farm to Fork Strategy.


October 27, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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