The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

FoodNexus Visioning Summit

29-30 May 2018. Paris. “What are the most urgent problems facing the food industry in the next 10 years, and how can we best meet these challenges?” This event targeted five aspects of our common challenges to solve, and for which new initiatives across the European food system must be taken.

  1. Food security and sustainability
  2. Food quality and safety
  3. Food for health and wellbeing
  4. The Digital agenda – Integration of novel technologies with social innovations
  5. New business and innovation ecosystems
Keynote speeches 

  • PATRICK CARON, Chair of the UN High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition abd International director of Montpellier University of Excellence: ‘Food system transformation: opportunity for partnership and dialogue and conditions to perform’ 
  • ISABELLE ESSER, Executive Vice President, R& and D Foods Unilever: ‘The Foods system: the urgency of a different approach’ 
  • Keynote speeches wrap up and discussion 
  • JEAN-FRANÇOIS SOUSSANA, Vice-President of INRA: ‘Food systems and climate change’
FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY CO-ORGANIZED with CLIMATE-KIC, the Sustainable Land Use and Agri-Food team 
  • SASKIA NUIJTEN, Director of Communication at EIT Food: ‘Today’s food system fit for purpose?’ 
  • WIM HAENTJENS, Policy Officer European Commission, DG R and I, Unit Agri-Food Chain: ‘A Bioeconomy Perspective on Food & Nutrition Security ’ 
  • PAN PAN, Flagship Manager CSA Booster and Deputy Director, Sustainable Land Use, at Climate-KIC:‘Presentation of the Sustainable Land Use theme’s agrifood domain including the Climate Smart Agriculture Booster programme, in the context of Climate-KIC’ 
  • ALAIN VIDAL, World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) /FReSH: ‘FReSH – science to business solutions dialogues for better health and environment’

FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY 
  • ROBERT VAN GORCOM, Director at RIKILT: ‘The most urgent issues in food safety in the next 10 years’ 
  • REBECA FERNANDEZ, Manager, FoodDrinkEurope: ‘Challenges and opportunities in food quality and safety’ 
  • CATHERINE RENARD, Senior Scientist at INRA: ‘Integrating sustainability in food quality: which research challenges?’


Source: PAEPARD FEED

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