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Navigating food security in an uncertain world

19 Jun 2024
All Committees

Food security in a changing world was the central theme at our event, Food for all: food security in times of crisis held on Monday, 17 June. Leading figures from the agriculture and food sector tackled the challenge of balancing food affordability and sovereignty with the environmental pressures of biodiversity loss and climate change. David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, offered a hopeful outlook on future food supplies in his keynote. The panel discussion further emphasised the importance of open global dialogue in bridging perspectives and forging solutions to our shared food security challenges. 

The event also featured a video message from Alexis Taylor, Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, US Department of Agriculture. A panel discussion featured Laila Pinheiro, Public Affairs Head and Director, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Syngenta; Lazaro Sandoval, Senior Agricultural Attaché, Foreign Agricultural Service, US Department of Agriculture; Elias Santos, Minister-Counsellor, Head of Economic Sector, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Gijs Schilthuis, Head of Unit, Policy Perspectives, Strategy and Policy Analysis, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission. Moderating the event was Julie Vermooten (MSD), Chair, Agriculture & Food Committee, AmCham EU.