Exploring a resilient and sustainable future for food retail

The Sustainable Food Retail Business Forum, convened by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Warsaw on 16 April 2024, brought together industry leaders to consider best strategies to strengthen the sector in the face of current and future geopolitical and environmental challenges. More than 60 key food industry players including from international, local, and online retail chains met in Poland last month to explore the future trajectory of the food retail sector and chart a course for

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“Open Innovation for better agribusiness” at the 2022 World Food Forum

The world’s agrifood systems are being hit by multiple shocks – conflict, climate and public health crises – often at the same time. The issues are complex and diverse, but all experts agree on one thing: if we want to create a better food future, remaining in the same “business as usual” mindset is no longer an option. This was the overarching theme during the ’Private Sector Investment Afternoon’ at this year’s World Food Forum, where the European Bank for Reconstruction and

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EBRD and FAO look at how cities are changing farming

Modern urban agriculture represents an innovative response to the food requirements of an increasingly urban global population. But how do we reimagine the links between cities, nature and agriculture? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are launching a multifaceted global study on urban agriculture. The results will inform ERBD’s decisions in its countries of operation. The study will identify promising areas for urban and peri-urban agriculture

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