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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Agri-Food Chain Coalition holds event at EXPO Milano

29 June 2015. Milan, Italy. EXPO Milano. The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) organised an event as part of the European Food and Drink Week at the EU Pavilion.

European Commissioner for Agriculture and
Rural Development, Phil Hogan delivered the keynote address of the event.

The keynote address was followed by a panel debate which which brought together experts from across the agri-food chain, namely 
  1. David Caffal (AIC Chief Executive), 
  2. Klaus Schumacher (BayWa Ag), 
  3. Ian Piggott (LEAF Demonstration Farmer) and 
  4. Wilberforce K. Tushemereirwe (Director of the National Agricultural Research Laboratories). Chair of the AFCC, 
  5. FEFAC Secretary General Alexander Döring, presented the “Food for Thought” vision which
    looks at unlocking the potential of agriculture and the food industry in the EU. 
The AFCC is a joint initiative representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, united in their call for sustainable, solution-orientated and innovative EU policies that contribute to the "jobs & growth" and "innovation "objectives of the new EU Commission.

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