Fair Food and Farming

On the 20th of March, Compassion in World Farming and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) organised a conference entitled: “Ensuring Fair Food and Farming for the Future” at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels.

The different speaker presented the needs in more sustainability in the food chain and production:

Despina Spanou, Principal Advisor, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

– Dr Modibo Traoré, Assistant Director-General (Agriculture and Consumer Protection) at the FAO speaking on “How can we achieve sustainable livestock farming in developing countries?”

– Dr Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food speaking on “Managing the transition towards sustainable food systems”.

Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive, Compassion in World Farming, on “A Vision for the future of farming”.

Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit DEVCO/C1, EuropeAid, European Commission on ‘Supporting food security and sustainable farming in developing countries

Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau speaking on “Towards a greener agriculture”.

For more information, visit (www.ciwf.org/lecture12) or the FAO’s Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare for film highlights, speakers’ talks and podcasts from the event, and for the delegate pack.