FAO Liaison Office in Brussels

Making food and nutrition security a priority


Members of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition gathered for the first time since the European Parliament elections at the end of May. The constituent meeting of the Alliance, which took place on 10 December, served as the official kick-off for the work of the Alliance, by setting its strategic direction for the new legislature.

During the meeting, Parliamentarians were briefed by FAO Assistant Director-General Máximo Torero, FAO Brussels Director Rodrigo de Lapuerta, and EU Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Head of Unit, Leonard Mizzi, on the importance of agricultural and rural development, as well as the complexities of achieving food and nutrition security for all. In December, three more Members of European Parliament joined the Alliance, including Carlos Zorrinho, Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. This brings the total number of MEPs in the Alliance to 27.