Agriculture  |  Events  |  17.10.2013

Feeding Europe in times of crisis

In the coming years, Europe is likely to suffer significant systemic shocks and face a very unstable climate. This will have an impact also on our food security. In this context the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is organising a conference on how to build a more resilient food system.

Date: Thursday 17 October 2013 - 15:00-18:00  
Venue: European Parliament, room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels 
Language: English, French

We need to rethink the issue of food security in Europe, without focusing solely on agricultural production, but on all food systems (distribution, processing, storage, consumer research, trade). How to produce enough food with less fossil energy? How to secure the supply of cities? Why encourage short supply chains? How to produce food while restoring ecosystems and protecting the climate?

The first part of the conference will present the study "Feeding Europe in times of crisis" and ways to build resilient food systems. In the second part, the speakers will address the various policy responses at European and local level.

An online registration is required.