The future of the agri-food sector in the post-pandemic world is at stake. And both scientists and policymakers are working on the best recipe to build a more resilient and sustainable food model. With the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy and the finalization of the CAP reform, the European Commission has bolstered the policy tools in its arsenal to face the sector’s underlining challenges. But can Europe’s agri-food sector be as climate-efficient, innovative and competitive as Brussels wants it to be?
During its fifth edition, this year’s summit zoomed in on the impact EU policy instruments and technological advancement can have on the sector’s ability to bounce back from a grueling pandemic, while keeping other issues in check – including climate change, an evolving international trade environment, and the protection of food security, animal welfare and biodiversity.
On September 23-24 in Paris and online, this high-level event gathered industry leaders, policymakers, farmers, scientists, and NGO representatives, allowing them to debate the trajectory of Europe’s food and agriculture through exclusive interviews, thought-provoking panel discussions and interactive roundtables.