2021 edition PFP Online Forum


Food security and resilience: the challenge of the Green Deal’s Farm to Fork strategy for raw material supply

Monday 22 November 2021
14:30 to 16:00

Although the availability of food is not a major concern in Europe today, ensuring a sustainable, safe, affordable supply of nutritious food still requires continuous efforts from all the actors of supply chains. We need to redesign our food systems, which currently account for nearly one-third of global GHG emissions, consume large amounts of natural resources, result in biodiversity loss and do not allow fair economic returns and livelihoods for all chain operators, in particular for primary producers. Since the launch of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, several reports have been published that look at their impact, including a report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). What are the common trends and where does the research agree? What requires further research?

PFP has invited experts to present their views on the challenges ahead for this vital link in the food chain.


14:30 Welcome
14:35 Modelling environmental and climate ambition in the agricultural sector: What the analysis and data tell us about the feasibility of transitioning towards sustainable food system
Mr. JESUS BARREIRO-HURLE, Senior Economist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
14:45 Implications of the Green Deal’s Farm-to-Fork Strategy on businesses and supply chain players: a traders’ perspective
Mr. OLIVER BALKHAUSEN, Director of economic research at ADM
14:55 The forthcoming challenges & perspectives for the farming community
Mr. MAX SCHULMAN, farmer and chair of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable
15:05 The view of the European Commission
Mr. TASSOS HANIOTIS, Deputy Director-General at DG Agriculture, European Commission
15:15 The view of the Primary Food Processor
15:25 Discussion
Moderated by Ms. FLORENCE RANSON, REDComms
16:00 Ends