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Improving Food Systems for Better Lives

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

CEPS Event

Improving Food Systems for Better Lives


Millions of people are living in poverty around the world, but making our food systems more nutritious, resilient, and inclusive can significantly improve their lives within the next ten years.

On 2 June 2015, the European Commission, BMZ and IFPRI join hands to bring together stakeholders and leading experts to discuss the latest thinking on how to sustainably improve livelihoods and well-being by addressing food systems.

Participants from civil society organisations, the private sector, government, the donor community and academia, among others, will share experiences and engage in discussions on three critical themes: nutrition, resilience and gender.

A concluding multi-disciplinary panel discussion on Moving from Research to Action will draw on a wide range of expertise for a lively exchange of forward-looking ideas, recommendations and priorities for improving food systems with the goal of ending hunger and undernutrition in the coming decade.

Participation in this event is free of charge.

For more information please contact:

Jenna Ferguson – International Food Policy Research Institute: j.ferguson@cgiar.org

Speakers list
Manfred Eggersdorfers

Senior Vice President Nutrition Science and Advocacy, DSM

Shenggen Fan

Director General, IFPRI

Patrick I. Gomes

Secretary General, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Jean-Pierre Halkin

Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, European Commission

Frank Nagel

Director of Rabo Development and Managing Director of Rabo International Advisory Services, Rabobank

Roberto Ridolfi

Director for the Sustainable Growth and Development Directorate, European Commission

Stefan Schmitz

Head, Division for Rural Development and Global Food Security (314), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperarion and Development (BMZ)

Jo Swinnen

Director Licos, KULeuven