Public conference co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee, featuring perspectives from EU & multilateral institutions, farmer organisations and foundations. The European Foundation Initiative on Family Farming will also launch its study on foundation approaches in supporting family/smallholder farming as well as the roadmap for collaboration adopted on the 27th.
Experts and practitioners will discuss together the state of play and challenges ahead in three key areas:
Influencing the market; supporting favourable policies; raising public awareness
Land-related issues; developing aggregators (cooperatives, social enterprises); generating and sharing knowledge
High technology vs low technology; access to seeds; protecting biodiversity