EuropAfrica conference : securing future food

Julie Flament, 28 juillet 2010

The UK Food Group, as part of EuropAfrica, an EC funded public awareness raising project, with European NGOs (Terra Nuova, CSA, Centro Internazionale Crocevia, UK Food Group/Practical Action and GAIA Foundation, Hungary) and the African Farmers’ Regional Networks (ROPPA, PROPAC, EAFF), is organising this conference to explore
approaches and models of production that put food for people at the centre of policy and practice in both Africa and Europe.

The conference will focus especially on ecological food provision and strengthening local food webs as a way to achieve a more equitable food system. It will ask how European and African regional policies can help realise this.

This conference will examine approaches to providing food for the
majority and how this will be produced and by whom. This is in order to
improve access to food in ways that also secures livelihoods, sustains
the environment and will help realise people’s Right to Food and food

Confirmed speakers include leaders of West, Central and East African
farmers’ regional networks (ROPPA, PROPAC, EAAF). Caroline Lucas
MP, Prof. Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the
Right to Food, a representative of the European Commission’s Development Division as well as UK/European NGOs.

More information can be found on the flyer hereunder.

- When : 24 September 2010 from 10:00 until 16:30
- Where : Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
- Registration : geraldine@ukfg.org.uk

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