The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.
Leading image
Jan 15

Brussels Briefing 59: "Agroecology for sustainable food systems"

Location:

Brussels Briefing 59: "Agroecology for sustainable food systems"

Event Overview

The Brussels Development Briefing 59 is organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and IPES-FOOD and held on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

The briefing brings various perspectives and experiences on agroecological systems to support agricultural transformation. Experts present trends and prospects for agroecological approaches and what it implies for the future of the food systems. Successes and innovative models in agroecology in different parts of the world and the lessons learned for upscaling them are also discussed.

The audience is ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of the EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, the private sector and international organisations based in Brussels as well as representatives from ACP regional organisations.

Chairs

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Speakers

Viwanou Gnassounou

Assistant Secretary General, ACP Secretariat

Leonard Mizzi

Head of Unit at EC, DEVCO

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Panellists

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Ronnie Brathwaite

Senior Agriculture Officer, FAO

Fergus Sinclair

Leader of Systems Science, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Alejandra Morena

Right to Food and Nutrition, Capacity-Building Coordinator, FIAN

Paola Migliorini

President of Agroecology Europe

Tibasiima Kahigwa Thaddeo

Program Manager, Agricultural Research and Technology Development at Sustainable Agriculture Trainers Network (SATNET)

Mansour Ndiaye

Executive Director of APAF-Senegal (Association for the Promotion of Fertilitary Trees, Agroforestry and Forestry)

Ellen Matupi

President, Coalition of Women Farmers in Malawi (COWFA)

Moderators

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Speakers

Chairs

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Speakers

Viwanou Gnassounou

Assistant Secretary General, ACP Secretariat

Leonard Mizzi

Head of Unit at EC, DEVCO

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Panellists

Emile Frison

Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Ronnie Brathwaite

Senior Agriculture Officer, FAO

Fergus Sinclair

Leader of Systems Science, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Alejandra Morena

Right to Food and Nutrition, Capacity-Building Coordinator, FIAN

Paola Migliorini

President of Agroecology Europe

Tibasiima Kahigwa Thaddeo

Program Manager, Agricultural Research and Technology Development at Sustainable Agriculture Trainers Network (SATNET)

Mansour Ndiaye

Executive Director of APAF-Senegal (Association for the Promotion of Fertilitary Trees, Agroforestry and Forestry)

Ellen Matupi

President, Coalition of Women Farmers in Malawi (COWFA)

Moderators

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

  • DG DEVCO

    The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low-income countries and upper middle-income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

  • CONCORD

    CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 20 international networks and 3 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD is the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.

  • IPES-FOOD

    The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) is an independent panel of experts with a mission to promote transition to sustainable food systems around the world. Since 2015, IPES-Food has shaped the debate on global food system reform through scientific reports & detailed policy recommendations.

Videos

Presentations

Photos

Downloads