On May 8-9, 2022, APLab representatives took part in the consultations of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) organized on behalf of FAO, the Nyeleni movement and La Via Campesina. The event preceded the 33rd FAO Food Conference, which this year was held in Łódź.
As representatives from the host country, we supported the organization of the event.
In the context of the ongoing climate crisis, escalating social tensions and the armed conflict in Ukraine, representatives of civil society organizations exchanged views, experiences and practical approaches to the processes of transforming agri-food systems in favor of healthier eating in Europe and Central Asia. Systemic evolution towards balancing excessively long and environmentally harmful food supply chains, that operate in the current economy model, is a determinant of a positive transformation, in the age of challenges that we face.
During the two-day meeting, representatives from Central Asia and Eastern Europe discussed issues of security and food sovereignty in the region. Topics that are the most importantly related to ensuring basic rights for the inhabitants of Europe and connected regions. People representing small farmers, fishermen and shepherds also took the floor during the meeting.
The common statement of civil society organizations was presented during the Conference.
Find the entire presentation of representatives of civil society organizations here.