Europe, Africa and food security: European policies, biofuels and land grabbing

Daniel Van Der Steen, Julie Flament, 27 February 2012

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Europe, Africa and food security:
European policies, biofuels and land grabbing

A dialogue between European authorities, Member States and Civil Society

Tuesday 28 February 2012 – 9:15 – 16.30
Brussels, House of Dutch Auditorium (rue Philippe de Champagne, 23)

The meeting, with a special focus on the EU biofuels policy in relation to land grabbing in Africa, has the objective to contribute to ensuring Policy Coherence for Development, taking the EU’s food security objectives and human rights commitments as the reference point.

It will provide an opportunity for European authorities to interact with those groups in Africa who are most affected by the policies in question. The meeting will launch the EuropAfrica 2011 report.

Interventions by:
- UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter
- European Commission Directorate General DEVCO and Directorate General Energy
- EuropAfrica platform
- African regional small producers’ networks: ROPPA, PROPAC, EAFF
- Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN)
- European Authorities and Member States

Interpretation in English and French.

Places are limited.

Participation confirmations: bartolomei.europafrica@gmail.com

See program hereunder.

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