Shaping the CAP - How to ensure food security and green ambitions in times of crisis
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Recently, the agrifood sector has faced unprecedented challenges due to global warming, the Covid-19 crisis, and the war in Ukraine. Since the start of the war, calls to strengthen food security have dramatically increased across Europe.
The conflict has exacerbated surges in agricultural prices, jeopardising the ability of more vulnerable countries to import the required quantity of food. At a European level, EU officials declared that despite the consequences of the war on the agrifood sector, food security is not at risk in the bloc.
However, as we cannot predict how the situation will evolve in the near future, EU Member States are encouraged to increase their food production in order to address food security concerns. To cope with this crisis, the European Commission has asked Member States to adjust their CAP national strategic plans in consideration of the evolving geopolitical context.
In parallel, many argue that it's necessary to keep in mind the EU Green Deal and F2F objectives, and to build a stable and sustainable food system. It will therefore be a big challenge for the new CAP to ensure food security whilst also achieving the ambitions outlined in the EU Green Deal.
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the challenges faced by the new CAP in achieving food security and Green Deal ambitions. Questions to be discussed include:
- How can the EU help its Member States to ensure food security in a sustainable manner?
- Which concrete measures should be taken in their CAP national strategic plans?
- How to encourage Member States to achieve EU Green Deal objectives in the current geopolitical context?
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Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy & Policy Analysis, DG AGRI, European Commission
Cécile Détang-Dessendre, Deputy Scientific Director of Agriculture, INRAE
Marilda Dhaskali, EU Agriculture & Bioenergy Officer, BirdLife Europe
Paulo Gouveia, Chief Policy Advisor, Copa-Cogeca
14:30 – 14:35 Welcome
14:35 – 14:55 Panellist statements
14:55 – 15:40 Discussion and Q&A
15:40 – 15:45 Closing statements
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