Food security is one the biggest challenges countries have to face. In the face of ever increasing pressures on the food system and food markets, several countries still have a huge natural and technological capacity to increase production. In particular, over the last years, Ukraine, Russia and increasingly Turkey and Belarus (with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), have acquired a significant role in world grain and fruit markets despite the existence of several elements, which might limit their great potential in food production and exports.
With a focus on the Enlargement and Integration Action activities and the priority research area of food and agriculture, the intermediate objective of the workshop is to analyse and exchange key findings of research activities on the role of the farming structure on food security in several countries, with a strong focus on Ukraine (European Neighbourhood Policy Partner Country), Russia, Turkey (Candidate country) and Belarus (European Neighbourhood Policy Partner Country). The final goal of this workshop is to provide evidence-based policy implications towards reinforcing domestic food security and increasing the role of these countries in international food security.