The European Business Council for Africa

Wednesday 4th of March 2020 - Rue de la Loi, Brussels 

 

EBCAM’s Research Assistants attended the EU Commission InfoPoint which gave the floor to Prof. Johan Swinnen from the International Food Policy Research Institute. IFPRI provides research-based solutions for food systems as well as capacity-building. Mr. Swinnen argued that trade is the key to improve food security and nutrition through diversification of food products. The professor then explained that the EU was still Africa’s main partner in the agricultural sector but that its share had gone down from 60% to 35%. Others topics were addressed such as sustainable development, protectionism, food standards and different value chain models existing in the agricultural sector.

The InfoPoint was then followed by a Q&A session during which participants were invited to interact with speakers.

 

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