The Agri-Food Chain Coalition arranges an event about autonomy and resilience in food systems

October 14, 2022

Plant breeding innovation


Food security

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) will organise a networking event entitled “Strengthening food systems resilience and autonomy in time of crisis” which will take place on Tuesday 8th of November 2022 at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Marlene Mortler.

Geopolitical volatility, and in particular the war in Ukraine, greatly impact food security worldwide. In combination with climate change, it quickly became a legitimate concern, threatening the resilience of EU food production by jeopardising access to affordable food for many of our fellow citizens.

The EU agri-food supply chain is facing unique challenges, as a result of the rising prices and scarcity of energy and other essential inputs needed to guarantee food autonomy, leading to a compromised food supply chain in the EU, and negatively impacting rural and coastal communities.

The Agri-food Chain Coalition is a joint initiative representing 12 associations across the agri-food system. Members represent European farmers, cooperatives, and companies from the agriculture and livestock sector, farm equipment, plant and animal breeders, fertilisers, crop protection, animal health, feed, biotechnology-based products, and the agricultural trade.

More details about the agenda and the room of the event will be confirmed soon.