Brussels, 20 February 2019: The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) appointed Jacob Hansen, Director General of Fertilizers Europe as its new Chair. Jacob is picking up the chairmanship from European Crop Protection Association’s (ECPA) Director General, Jean-Philippe Azoulay. He will continue to lead the multi-stakeholder group throughout 2019 to enhance understanding of the European agri-food chain sector’s important role and contribution to an innovative and sustainable Europe in light of the new EU parliament.
The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) seizes the opportunity of its event – ‘Innovation is good news – opening eyes to resource efficiency in the European agri-food chain’ in Brussels to highlight the importance of innovation in the agri-food sector. Innovation helps improve food security, drives resource efficiency and encourages sustainable agriculture.
Registration is open to attend the AFCC event on ‘Innovation is good news – opening eyes to resource efficiency in the European agri-food chain’, taking place on 23 November 2017 – from 12.30 to 14.30 – at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel. It will be hosted by MEP Czeslaw Adam Siekierski, Chair of COM AGRI.,
Download the programme and and register by 20 November 2017. Registrations will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.
All European citizens rely on, and greatly benefit from, a well-functioning and competitive agri-food sector that provides safe, nutritious and high quality agricultural products, as well as sustainable, affordable food produced in the EU.
Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called for “all the stakeholders including farmers to work together with you and play a vital role to advance the promotion and understanding of science wherever possible,” at the COCERAL/UNISTOCK Conference on ‘Innovation in the food chain: Communicating risks, sharing experiences, seizing opportunities’, held in Poland on 30 May.
The Agri-Food Chain Coalition believes that the future of EU agriculture and of the EU food and drink industry depends on innovation, on higher efficiency and productivity, and on maintaining successful trading relationships with other countries worldwide.