Ensuring food security must be a priority for Europe
The current crisis has put food security and the resilience of the global food system at the centre of the political agenda The Renew Europe group published on the 6th of July an Action Plan on Food Security to address the food crisis that has been caused by Putin’s invasion in Ukraine. In its position paper on Food security and how to tackle the challenges in the food supply chain, Renew Europe put forward 15 concrete medium and long - term practical solutions to address the food security crisis in agriculture, fisheries and food sectors. These proposals were also shared with the Commission.
Gathered today in a meeting of its Task Force on Food Security, Renew Europe’s members discussed with the top management of relevant Directorate- Generals from the European Commission (AGRI,SANTE, ENVI) the action needed to deploy the necessary tools to ensure food production, guarantee food security, promote innovation and sustainability and support producers.
The Task Force Members underlined that responses have to be sped up and the proposals from the European Commission have to be consistent. These are two key elements necessary to maintain the credibility of the process, to allow the current food crisis be tackled effectively and to continue the transition towards a more sustainable agriculture. The next Task Force meeting with the European Commission representatives will address the international dimension of food security.
MEP Dacian CIOLOŞ (REPER, Romania ) chair of Renew Europe’s Task Force on Food Security says :
“Today we had a fruitful discussion with the European Commission on the 15 medium and long- term proposals put forward by the Renew Task Force to address the food security crisis. We asked the European Commission to consider and to take on board some of the solutions we presented. The current crisis needs prompt and bold responses. The ambitious plans proposed by the European Commission should be accompanied by ambitious and innovative solutions.”