Small Farm-to-Fork Procurement
The F2F Procurement training spans over two days – 22 and 23 March 2023. Day one comprises a diverse program, looking at public procurement and beyond, with a policy focus on collaborative agri-food chains and school meals. Day two is in-depth legal training on sustainable public food procurement from farm to fork.
To maximise synergies and participation, the two-day training is organised in conjunction with the following projects and initiatives: COACH, Buy Better Food Campaign (BBF), Ruralization and SchoolFood4Change.
LOCATION: ICLEI Brussels Office. Address: Rue du Luxembuorg 19 (2ndfloor), 1000 Brussels (Google Maps). Hybrid format will be available.
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DAY ONE | Wednesday, 22 March 2023:
- The morning session (9:30-13:30) will explore synergies and strategies between local and regional governments and small-scale farmers that can deliver multiple benefits: access to healthy and sustainable meals, rural and urban employment, mitigating climate change and food security.
- The afternoon session (14:00-17:00) on “Sustainable Public Procurement in Schools as Catalysts for Food System Change” will shift the focus to the power of schools, and in particular school meals. This session will convene high level panels of experts on policy and legal issues concerning school food procurement as a relatively small action that can help to achieve the implementation of the EU F2F strategy.
DAY 2 | Thursday, 23 March 2023
The legal training day will provide participants with hands-on legal advice and good practice on farm to fork public procurement, from public procurement essentials, to market engagement techniques and legal dos and don’ts to innovative approaches (such as, dynamic food procurement, market platform tenders). Those attending will have the opportunity to engage with an advanced version of the F2F procurement toolkit developed through the EU-funded COACH project.
- The role of small farmers in food systems and why land is a key link in a healthy food chain - Szocs-Boruss Miklos Attila, peasant farmer, President of Eco Ruralis national peasant farmers association (Romania)
- The role of local governments in supporting small farmers - Richard McCarthy, Slow Food International & World Farmers Markets Coalition (USA)
- Eva Kerselaers, Policy Officer for Food, Horticulture, City of Ghent (Belgium)
- Christelle Langlet, Environmental advisor, Air-Climate-Energy Service, City of Namur (Wallonie, Belgium)
- Jérôme Guyot, President of Terre de Liens Aquitaine and member of Collectif Alimentaire et Agroécologique du Périgord CAAPE 24 (France)
- Ann Davies, Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Rural Affairs, Carmarthenshire County Council (Wales, United Kingdom)
- Annica Axelsson & Henny Farebo, Procurement Officers, Cities of Malmö and Umeå (Sweden)
- Stefan Iszkowski, EU Child Guarantee, European Commission (DG Employment)
- Monica Sihlén, Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement
- Alba Gil, Policy Manager for Healthy Environment and Food Systems, EPHA
- Giulia Riedo, Agriculture and Food Sustainability Policy Officer, WWF European
- Bettina Bergmann Madsen, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Copenhagen
- Carlos Martin Ovilo, EU School Scheme, European Commission (DG AGRI)
- Annica Axelsson, Procurement officer Malmö
- Henny Farebo, Procurement officer Umeå
- Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
- Tour de table – all participants
- Public food procurement & small-scale farmers (ICLEI)
- EU Public Procurement principles & thresholds (Copenhagen)
- Q&A exercise
- Good practice: Copenhagen, Denmark (Chief Procurement Officer: Betina Bergmann)
- Q&A exercise
- Good practice: Dordogne, France (Legal expert: Chiara Falvo)
- Q&A - interactive exercise
- Good practice: Ghent, Belgium (Chief Procurement Officer: Tamara Bruning)