Food security promotion in Times of Climate Change and Covid-19: A battle of narratives shaping a fragmented EU Policy action ?

Research Paper by Tommaso Emiliani

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Implications of the Farm2Fork Strategy for the EU value system: Is Europe on track to become a global leader in Food Security promotion?

#FoodSecurity #COVID-19 #FarmToFork #InternationalTrade #protectionism #FoodSovereignty


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The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a health and human crisis that is threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. The pandemic has hit the world at a moment when an intense public debate on the future of the European food systems in the face of the increasingly devastating global effects of climate change was already taking place. Against that background, in May 2020 the European Commission published the Farm to Fork strategy. A battle of narratives over the best approach to promote food security in the EU is currently ongoing: the advocates of the liberal paradigm axed on international trade, the proponents of a geopolitical approach to food security, and the proponents of a human rights approach to food security. Who has the better chances to succeed?