FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO Regional High-level Dialogue for Europe and Central Asia - Multi-Partner Response to COVID-19 in the food and agriculture sector

Virtual event, 07/10/2020 - 07/10/2020

FAO is pleased to invite you to the virtual Regional Dialogue on the Joint Food and Agriculture Response to COVID-19 in Europe and Central Asia.


The high-level panel brings together FAO’s current and prospective partners operating across Central Asia, South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and the Western Balkans, interested in jointly delivering region-tailored programmatic solutions to the evolving socio-economic and environmental consequences of the global health crisis in the food and agriculture sector.

Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials from the European and Central Asian region, multilateral and bilateral partners, including the European Commission, UN agencies, the Eurasian Economic Commission, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international financial institutions, as well as private sector actors, including Tetra Laval, academia, civil society organizations and farmer associations will discuss opportunities to steer strategic partnership-driven cooperation, data, innovation, and responsible investments towards high-impact, sustainable development outcomes in the countries of Europe and Central Asia, focusing on the ones most affected.

The discussion follows the global dialogue launched by FAO Director-General on 14 July to present FAO’s Comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to COVID-19 and will draw on FAO’s Regional Response Plan developed in an evidence-based, consultative process, comprising six priorities for the immediate and medium-term actions:

Join us on 

Wednesday, 7 October 10:30 - 13:00 CEST

to discuss the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the region’s food and agriculture sector and contribute to sharpening and delivering the regional response to build back better and leave no one behind.

The virtual event will be webcast via Youtube