The Brussels Development Briefing n.60 on “The future of food and agricultural transformation” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD was held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.
The briefing presented trends and discussed the sustainable and healthy food systems, the future of work in agriculture and the need for new skills in very complex food chains, the effects of disruptive innovations, fair and inclusive value chains and trade.
The audience was made up of ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of the EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, the private sector and international organisations based in Brussels as well as representatives from ACP regional organisations.
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09h00-09h15 Introduction to the Briefing: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office and Coordinator of the Briefings
Introductory remarks: Patrick Gomes, Secretary General, ACP Secretariat; Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, Devco C1, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA [video]
09h15-11h15 Panel on the future of food and agriculture
Chair: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office and Coordinator of the Briefings [video]
– Incentivizing food systems transformation through innovations
Sean de Cleene, Head of Food Systems Initiative and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum [video]
11h15-11h30 Coffee Break
11h30-12h45 Panel on the future of food and agriculture (cont.)
– What agrifood challenges and opportunities ahead for Small-Island Developing States?
Len Ishmael, Advisor, Global Affairs Brussels Diplomatic Academy; Vrije Universiteit Brussels; Visiting Professor at the Mohammed VI University, Morocco [presentation|video]
12h45-13h00 Q & A; debate with the experts, contributions from the audience [video]
Concluding remarks [video]