The European Business Council for Africa

The spread of COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of the EU’s food supply chains. These weaknesses have tremendous implications in terms of health, environmental protection and human development, while causing negative externalities in third and developing countries. In this context, in May 2020, the European Commission published its Farm to Fork Strategy, a very ambitious document that is at the heart of the European Green Deal and that aims to lead transition towards more sustainable food systems within and outside of the Union. On the one hand, the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy will be crucial to make the EU’s food systems more resilient, by reducing their environmental footprint while promoting more sustainable and healthy diets. On the other hand, since the EU is the biggest importer and exporter of agri-food products and the largest seafood market in the world, it is likely that the Strategy will produce significant impacts on third countries. Hence, making the EU’s agri food chain more sustainable and fairer is a key challenge and opportunity to drive for change both at the regional and global level.

The event will allow the audience to look at the Strategy through broader lenses and to grasp the spill-over effects that its implementation can generate at the external level, in line with the goals set in the UN Agenda 2030. […]


Leonard Mizzi 
Head of Unit C.1 Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG DEVCO 
Alisa Tiganj 
Policy Analyst, Unit C.1 DG AGRI 
Daniele Fattibene 
Research Fellow, The Institute of International Affairs (IAI) 
Giulia Lagana 
Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) 
Agnes Kalibata 
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Food System’s Summit and President of AGRA (Growing Africa’s Agriculture) 
Gerda Verburg 
Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and UN Assistant Secretary-General 
Pierre-Marie Aubert 
Coordinator, European Agriculture Initiative, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)


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