“AgriFood Lithuania and the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Business at OECD) and the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LICCI), will present a new report. On 14 November, the European Union and the Confederation of Lithuanian Industry and Confederation of Commerce and Industry (CFI) are organising the annual international Agri-Food Forum 2023 at Vilnius Town Hall. This is the largest agri-food forum in the Baltic States, bringing together political, business and scientific leaders from across Europe. Last year, the Forum was watched online by more than 2 500 unique viewers.

The Forum will focus on ensuring food security and sustainability in the context of the global food and agriculture crisis. Global challenges such as the consequences of the COVID-19 pan-epidemic, climate change, the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the increased cost of energy and fertilisers are disrupting supply chains and putting pressure on the markets. It is therefore crucial to promote cooperation between the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Inter-sectoral and inter-institutional cooperation would ensure long-term and sustainable solutions for the stability and sustainable development of the agri-food sector.

The main theme of this year’s Forum is “Food for Peace: Sustainability, Security for Society and the Planet”.

The event will also host the interactive workshop “C2Lab” on 14-15 November – a unique co-working space where organisations from various industry clusters, companies, research organisations from all over Europe will form consortia and develop business ideas together. The focus here will be on cross-sectoral collaboration, tackling challenges in the agro-food, forestry sectors and cross-cutting themes that include skills, networking and innovation.

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