Farm to Fork 2020 conference - Building sustainable food systems together

Event date
October 15-16, 2020
Venue
virtual
Country
OTHER
Short description

The 'Farm to Fork' conference, scheduled on 15 and 16 October 2020 (World Food Day), is the first in what will be an annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and help shape the EU's path towards sustainable food systems.

Stakeholders across the food value chain, public authorities, international and civil society organisations, as well as other citizens and the interested public are invited to join the debate and contribute to the implementation of the recently adopted Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system, which is at the heart of the European Green Deal. The event will also provide a forum for discussion on the challenges and opportunities linked to the transition to sustainable food systems, as well as on possible further areas of intervention.

The 'Farm to Fork' conference will be a virtual event and registered participants will be able to contribute to the discussion online and meet speakers through virtual networking opportunities.

Registration for the event is now closed.

Web-streaming available

You can follow the live web-streaming of the event. Please find the relevant web-streaming links in the agenda below.
A recording will be made available after the event on the Farm to fork website.

Partner events

A series of events on topics related to the Farm to Fork Strategy are being organised by the Commission during the month of October. Please find more information here.

Farm to Fork Digital Gallery

Visit the Farm to Fork Digital Gallery and find documents related to the Farm to Fork strategy, video testimonials, as well as examples of innovative projects. You can access the gallery by clicking here

Description

 

Agenda

DAY 1, Thursday 15 October 2020

Webstreaming (09:00 – 12:30)
Live transmission will start approximately 15-20 minutes before 09:00.
Interpretation is available in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, PL and EL. Please choose the language from your video player.

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome and opening remarks by Chris Burns, Master of ceremonies

09:10 – 09:25

Opening remarks by European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans

09:25 - 10:05

Opening Speeches by European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides and European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski and interactive Q&A session

10:05 - 10:10

Short break

10:10 – 10:25

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit: achieving global transition to sustainable food systems

10:25 – 10:40

Short break

10:40 - 12:10

Working together to transform our food systems
Remarks by German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner.

An interactive session of debate with high-level actors from the public and private sectors:

  • Anja Hazekamp, Member of the European Parliament
  • Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament
  • Guido Milana, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and Member of Olevano Romano Municipal Council in Italy
  • Annelise Fenger, Deputy Director General at Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  • Ester Asin Martinez, Director at WWF European Policy Office
  • Monique Goyens, Director General at BEUC - the European Consumer Organisation
  • Triin Kõrgmaa, CEO at AS Salvest
  • Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General at Copa-Cogeca

12:10 - 12:20

Closing remarks

12:30 – 18:00

Virtual networking sessions

 

DAY 2, Friday 16 October 2020 (World Food Day)

Webstreaming (09:00 – 12:30)
Live transmission will start approximately 15-20 minutes before 09:00.
Interpretation is available in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, PL and EL. Please choose the language from your video player.
Kindly note that there are separate webstreaming links for the parallel sessions starting at 10:30.

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome back & highlights from Day 1 by Chris Burns, Master of ceremonies

09:10 – 09:40

In focus: how reshaping the EU food system can start in our kitchen
Roberto Flore, Head of DTU Skylab FoodLab at DTU Technical University of Denmark

09:40 – 09:45

Short break

09:45 – 10:15

Consumer attitudes and views on sustainable food systems
The presentation will integrate findings from a new Eurobarometer on consumer views on sustainable food systems.
Klaus G. Grunert, Professor at Aarhus University, MAPP Centre

10:15 – 10:30

Short break

10:30 – 12:00

Parallel thematic workshops

Session 1: Building an EU legislative framework for sustainable food systems
Webstreaming
This session will be held in English without interpretation

What are the building blocks for such a framework? An interactive debate between public and private sector actors involved in systemic initiatives to promote food sustainability. Experts in governance, Member State and food industry representatives will discuss the essential components of an EU legislative framework and how it can accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems.

Moderator: Olivier De Schutter, Co-chair at International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Speakers:

  • Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
  • Marco Settembri, Executive Vice-President at Nestlé S.A. and President at FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ondina Afonso, Head of Quality & Research / Chair Continente Producers Club at Sonae MC
  • Máximo Torero Cullen, FAO Chief Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Session 2: Economic opportunities for farmers
Webstreaming
Interpretation is available in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, PL and EL. Please choose the language from your video player.

What are promising green business opportunities for farmers? The session will discuss concrete opportunities, as well as challenges, that the transition to sustainable food systems encompasses for farmers and how they can benefit from the higher standards that will apply at the farm through higher returns. The session will highlight and discuss examples of sustainable farming practices.

Moderator: Chris Burns

Speakers:

  • Enrico Amico, President at AMICO Bio Coop. Agricola
  • Kristian Eriknauer, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Arla Foods
  • Jean-Louis Peyraud, Deputy Scientific Director Agriculture at INRAE
  • Alain Mathieu, President CIGComté

Session 3: Helping consumers choose healthy diets from sustainable food systems and reduce food waste
Webstreaming
This session will be held in English without interpretation

How can we help consumers choose healthy diets and reduce food waste? The session will focus on how the food environment and food information can help consumers make better food choices for their health and for the planet. Speakers will debate consumers' expectations regarding food sustainability and the drivers of consumer behaviour in this regard, effectiveness of labelling schemes as well as opportunities for action for food businesses and public authorities to help consumers choose more sustainable diets.

Moderator: Katrina Sichel, Moderator at Wit and Word Communications

Speakers:

  • Emely de Vet, Professor and chair Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles, Wageningen University
  • Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President at METRO AG
  • Eleni Alevritou, President at Consumer Association the Quality of Life-EKPIZO

Session 4: New knowledge and innovation solutions for sustainable farming
Webstreaming
This session will be held in English without interpretation

How can we support farmers to innovate sustainably? This session will discuss the best ways to implement Research and Innovation activities and maximise the impact of advisory services to speed up the transition to sustainable food systems from farm to fork. Successful Horizon 2020 projects and/or concrete solutions to deliver on the Farm to Fork targets/objectives will be showcased.

Moderators:

  • Kerstin Rosenow, Head of Unit - Research and Innovation at Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Marc Duponcel, Head of Sector - Research Programme Officer at Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Video Presenters:

  • Bram Moeskops, Research & Innovation Manager at IFOAM Organics Europe,Coordinator of thematic networks OK-Net-Feed & OK-Net-Arable and the LIVESEED project
  • Øyvind Overskeid, Chairman of the board at Adigo AS, SME Instrument project ASTERIX
  • Frederik Leen, Post doctoral Research Associate at Flanders Research Instituter for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Coordinator of thematic network DISARM
  • Victor Riau Arenas, Researcher at IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology), Coordinator of R&I project Circular Agronomics

Panel Speakers:

  • Doris Letina, Vice-President at CEJA, young farmer
  • Anikó Juchasz, Deputy State Secretary at Ministry of Agriculture in Hungary and co-chair of AKIS
  • Monika Beck, Head of Rural Development & Environment Department at ADE
  • Isabel Carvalhais, Member of the European Parliament

12:00 – 12:20

Closing Speeches by European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides and European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski

12:30 – 18:00

Virtual networking sessions

 

Partner Event

12:15 – 14:30

Food 2030 - Transforming food systems through Research & Innovation

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the German EU presidency.

This online event – on World Food Day - brings together researchers, innovators, policy makers, stakeholders and civil society for a high level discussion on the transition to sustainable food systems, and more specifically, on the key role of research and innovation therein.

More information & registrations:

 

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on October 14, 2020
Modified on October 14, 2020