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#EAAGRIFOOD TWITTER CHAT | FOOD SECURITY IN LIGHT OF THE UKRAINE WAR

19-05-2022

#EAAGRIFOOD TWITTER CHAT | FOOD SECURITY IN LIGHT OF THE UKRAINE WAR

Between soaring fertiliser prices and trade disruptions, the war in Ukraine has pushed the agrifood sector into disarray, sparking concerns about food security both in the bloc and elsewhere in the world.

For some, including EU agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, the “prudent” response is to increase the EU’s agricultural output.

For others, such as Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the narrative around food security is “dishonest and irresponsible” and sets the EU on a dangerous path away from its environmental ambitions.

Join EURACTIV and our Agrifood journalists on Thursday 19 May for a Twitter Chat on food security in light of the Ukraine war.

Our Twitter account @eaAgrifood will share the following questions on Twitter and invite you to share responses using #eaAgrifood:

Q1. Ensuring food security has become the key focus since the breakout of war in Ukraine. Has the EU response to date been adequate and/or proportionate?

Q2. Should environmental ambitions be temporarily put on hold to prioritise increasing EU food production?

Q3. Should EU grain be redirected away from other uses, such as for biofuels and animal feed, towards human consumption?

Q4. The war is already pushing up the prices of basic foodstuffs. What actions should be taken to safeguard the most vulnerable consumers?

Q5. How best can the EU support vulnerable areas, such as North Africa and the Middle East?

What is a Twitter chat, and how do you join?

A Twitter Chat is a discussion between Twitter users that get online at a pre-arranged date and time to discuss a specific topic using a designated #hashtag (for this chat it’s #eaAgrifood). The hashtag links the questions and answers in a virtual conversation.

As the host of the Twitter Chat, @eaAgrifood will post questions identified as Q1, Q2 and so on, to prompt answers from participants, which are identified as A1, A2 and so on. We will moderate the answers and ask follow up questions to participants. Please be sure to use the #eaAgrifood when answering the questions.

The Twitter Chat will last about an hour. The best way to see the entire conversation is to search for the hashtag #eaAgrifood on twitter and switch to the "latest tweets" tab.

The content of this publication represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

Supported by:

DG AGRI2

Location

Twitter #eaAgriFood
Find us on Twitter by searching for #eaAgriFood

Moderator

@eaAgrifood - The Twitter account of EURACTIV's Agrifood Hub

Schedule

12:30 Start of #eaAgrifood Twitter Chat
13:30 End of #eaAgrifood Twitter Chat
The times are in CEST (Brussels time)

Contact

EURACTIV Community Team
digital@euractiv.com
02 226 58 10