Agriculture and rural development

Conference on the role of interbranch organisations in the food supply chain (Brussels, Belgium)

Conference on the role of interbranch organisations in the food supply chain (Brussels, Belgium)

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Conference on the role of interbranch organisations in the food supply chain (Brussels, Belgium)

This half-day conference will provide a forum to discuss the findings of the study on 'Agricultural Interbranch Organisations in the EU' and to engage in an active dialogue with stakeholders on the role of interbranch organisations in the food supply chain.

The conference will be the first opportunity to discuss the role of agricultural interbranch organisations (IBOs) in the food supply chain after the adoption of the Common Market Regulation in 2013.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the concrete benefits that IBOs can bring to the supply chain. Participants will also discuss what is needed to encourage the creation and development of IBOs, and how to make them work more effectively. It will bring together participants from interbranch organisations, their members, academia and public authorities dealing with food chain issues.

The conference will begin with the presentation of a new study financed by the European Commission, 'Agricultural Interbranch Organisations in the EU', drafted by by Arcadia International and LEI-Wageningen UR. The study will present the state of play with IBOs within the EU today, provide an insight into the EU and national legal framework governing IBOs and share its analysis of the functioning and benefits of IBOs. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion by experts from interbranch organisations, government and academia highlighting the different aspects of IBO activities, working conditions and their impact on the supply chain.

 

Presentations
 

  • Jens Schaps, Director Directorate G - Markets and observatories:
    "Conclusions"

 

Participation in the conference is by invitation only, but this event will also be web streamed and available in EN, DE, FR, IT, ES, PT and PL. 

For any queries, please contact the conference organisers, Tel.: +32 2 296.01.56 - +32 2 299.66.62 or send an email.
 

>> Study on Agricultural Interbranch Organisations in the EU

>> Programme of the conference

>> Further information on the wider role of producer and interbranch organisations

 

For social media related to the event, please use the hashtag #EUfoodchain and/or #EU_IBOs.