Catch up on our livestream sessions

Day One - September 24

PANEL DISCUSSION: Putting actions to words: the food supply chain after the Farm to Fork strategy

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION: Diets of 2020: Convenience and sustainability – can consumers have it all?

TED TALK AND INTERVIEW with Pasi Vainikka, co-founder & chief executive officer, Solar Foods

INTERVIEW WITH Q&A with Emmanuel Faber, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Danone, moderated by Marion Solletty, managing editor, policy, POLITICO

 PANEL DISCUSSION: A focus on EU-Africa – Partnering for food security

INTERVIEW with Teresa Bellanova, Italian minister for agriculture, moderated by POLITICO’s Giorgio Leali

Day Two - September 25

OPENING REMARKS by LEADING PARTNER – CORTEVA* with Anne L. Alonzo, senior vice president, external affairs and chief sustainability officer, Corteva Agriscience

OPENING INTERVIEW with Q&A with Luis Planas, minister of agriculture, Spain

PANEL DISCUSSION – Unpacking the Green Deal in agriculture, from rhetoric to reality

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION – Food security and biodiversity: Can Europe make the equation work?

PANEL DISCUSSION – Redrawing the agri-food trade map

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION – Tackling deforestation in food production 

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION – Animal Farm  how to strike the balance between welfare and competitiveness? 

INTERVIEW with Q&A with Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food, Canada
Moderator: Jakob Hanke Vela, reporter, POLITICO

INTERVIEW with Q&A with Taras Kachka, deputy minister of economy, trade and agriculture, Ukraine

Warming atmosphere, weather instability, loss of biodiversity threatening ecosystem productivity, those are just a few among many challenges the agriculture sector is facing. As climate change risks escalate, scientists and policymakers look to agriculture and food as areas for urgent action.

This is reflected in the new European Commission’s priorities, with the Green Deal taking shape, the Farm to Fork strategy coming to life and the expected finalization of the CAP reform. This year will be critical for an agriculture and food sector already challenged by trade wars and price volatility. As the coronavirus crisis has been shaking and testing the EU food supply chain and food security – renewing conversations on food sovereignty – we are yet to learn its full consequences for the agriculture and food sector.

Come and discuss with us:

  • What will be the on-the-ground impact of the sustainability as well as agriculture and food regulations introduced in 2020?
  • How can agri-food in Europe make both a competitive and sustainable leap forward?
  • How to ensure that transparency in the food supply chain benefits everyone?
  • What changes in food production will breakthrough technologies bring?
  • What will be the long-term implications of the current coronavirus crisis?

All these questions and more will be addressed during POLITICO’s Agriculture and Food Summit on September 24-25, 2020 in an interactive virtual format.

During the fourth edition of this Summit, POLITICO will convene the industry’s top minds from the policy world, science, farming, agriculture, food industry and more. They will explore the new political reforms and innovative technologies that have the potential to shape Europe’s agricultural and food industry into a greener, more innovative as well as globally competitive sector.

Check out our Agriculture and Food coverage

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Agriculture and Food Summit
"A wonderful opportunity to meet high-level stakeholders in a relaxed atmosphere and have open conversations about difficult points."

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Agriculture and Food Summit
"Bravo to POLITICO for daring to try, and bring together such diverse – and divergent – views."

"A very well organized and structured event with excellent networking."
Agriculture and Food Summit
"A very well organized and structured event with excellent networking."

"A very useful event on very topical issues and gathering interesting people."
Agriculture and Food Summit
"A very useful event on very topical issues and gathering interesting people."
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Who attends our summit?

  • Policymakers
  • Corporates
  • Academics & NGOs


Dive into the most pressing issues ranging from food sustainability, EU farm competitiveness & innovation in agri-food sector.

A full-day and a half Summit, featuring 360 degrees of interactivity via live program apps, networking breaks and breakout sessions.

Be among the 130+ industry leaders, policymakers and key drivers of change in food and agriculture.

TRACK RECORD highlights from the past Agriculture and Food Summits.


Leading partner

Corteva Agriscience™

Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at

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Twitter: @CortevaEUR


Supporting partner

Tetra Pak 

Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.

Our promise, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to commit to making food safe and available, everywhere.

Follow Tetra Pak on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Twitter: @tetrapak.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at

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