Making Farm to Fork strategies work

Timezone: GMT+01:00

Organiser: FAO, European Committee of the Regions, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - European Secretariat

Event type: international

On web

Description: What synergies are possible between the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and the FAO Framework for the Urban Food Agenda? What opportunities for short food supply chains do they offer? What role is there for regional and local actors who want to be change-makers for more sustainable and resilient food systems? This special edition of the consolidated ICLEI Breakfast at Sustainability series builds on the successful session of last year, which was on sustainable food procurement as a means of localising all sustainable development goals (SDGs). With regionality being the new sustainability in the wake of COVID-19, this time the debate will also be on how sustainable (public) food demand can be matched with the Farm to Fork Strategy and with citizens and farmers' expectations on short and alternative food supply chains, regional and local content capturing as well as new governance and resilience approaches. The session is organised by ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability in partnership with the Committee of the Region's Commission for Natural Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). AGENDA Moderator: Peter Defranceschi, Head of Brussels Office, ICLEI, Belgium. Speakers: Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament; Member of the FAO-led European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition; Member of the Committee of Regional Development, European Parliament, Belgium. Arno Kompatscher, Member of the European Committee of the Regions, President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Regional Councillor, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium. Ulrika Landergren, Member of the European Committee of the Regions, Member of Kungsbacka Municipal Council, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium. Jamie Morrison, Director, Food Systems and Food Safety Division, FAO, Italy. Thomas Mosor, Programme Manager, Ecobuy Vienna, City of Vienna, Austria. Róża Thun and Hohenstein, Member of the European Parliament, Chair European Food Forum, European Parliament, Belgium. Code: 21WS1107V Format: Workshop Theme: Green Europe Partners: European Committee of the Regions - NAT Commission, Food and Agriculture Organisation, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Languages: Deutsch (DE), English (EN), Français (FR) Virtual platform: Interactio Event website:

Notes: Registration closes on 14 Oct. Participants have to use of created an EU Login account to register:

Application sectors:

Food packaging, disposable tablewear


Topics of discussion:

Supporting strategies, regulatory frameworks legislation and standards at EU and national levels

Regional/Local development


C2 – Introduce EU and national incentives

E1 – Enhance local bio-economy strategies & action plans

E2 – Boost local deployment







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