The second edition of the annual Farm to Fork Conference ‘Building sustainable food systems together’ will be held this afternoon and tomorrow morning (14-15 October 2021). This year’s conference will be opened by Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and will be hosted by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, as well as by representatives of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. The conference will focus on the progress made on the initiatives foreseen in the Farm to Fork Strategy’s Action Plan and on the efforts to achieve a global transition to sustainable food systems. Three panel discussions will be held throughout the first day involving high-level speakers from the EU and other international partners, such as Jože Podgoršek, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia, representing the Council Presidency, Dr Martin Frick, UN Deputy Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit, and Arai Yutaka, Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan. Panellists will debate on the challenges and opportunities of a global transition to sustainable food systems, assess the results of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit and plug in to the Dubai Expo2020 while discussing the developing of partnerships/green alliances on sustainable food systems. On Friday morning Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and President of Eurocities, will give a speech on how cities can participate in building sustainable and resilient food systems. Several breakout sessions on concrete ways to achieve this transition will follow during the day. You can find more information in the Agenda and follow the events live on 14 October and on 15 October.
- Publication date
- 14 October 2021