The Farm to Fork conference
Building sustainable food systems together’ is an annual gathering of European stakeholders interested in helping to shape the EU’s path towards sustainable food systems.
Stakeholders across the food value chain, public authorities, international and civil society organisations, as well as other citizens and the interested public are invited to join the debate every year and contribute to the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.
The event also provides a forum for discussion on the challenges and opportunities linked to the transition to sustainable food systems, as well as on possible further areas of intervention.
The Farm to Fork 2020 conference was the first annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and help shape the EU’s path towards a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. The event fostered a general debate on the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy, which had recently been adopted.
The second edition of the Farm to Fork conference will be held in the days preceding World Food Day 2021: 14-15 October 2021.
The conference will be hosted this year by the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Ms. Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski and the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Ms. Mariya Gabriel. The European Commission Executive Vice-President, Mr. Frans Timmermans will open the Conference.
The Farm to Fork conference 2021 will focus on the progress made on the initiatives foreseen in the strategy’s action plan, support the EU efforts to achieve a global transition to sustainable food systems and put emphasis on transition enablers.
FUSILLI will be part of a joint session on 14 October at 12 PM together with its EU Horzion-2020 sister projects, focusing on raising awareness on the H2020 urban food projects and showcasing links, advocacy on local municipalities’ role at the EU-level and the importance of cities engaging citizens in the Farm to Fork process. FUSILLI will be represented by Danielle Wilde from the City of Kolding/Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark