Apr 23, 2020

RECAP: EARSC (Virtual) EOcafe: Food security in the time of CoVid!

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RECAP: EARSC (Virtual) EOcafe: Food security in the time of CoVid!

Please find the recording of this meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvIJqVhHSbs

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 are having a marked effect on the suppliers of services across the agricultural sector. The sector is currently facing unprecedented circumstances caused by factors beyond the agricultural sector’s control and Copa-Cogeca is providing weekly detailed updates on the crisis. An increasing number of agricultural sectors are showing clear signs of market disruption. In these times that are difficult for all of us, European farmers and their agricultural cooperatives, together with partners in the agri-food chain, have been able to maintain a stable supply of high-quality, safe and affordable food to millions of EU citizens during the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 30, 2020 at 16:00-16:30 (CET), EARSC (the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) is organizing a second EOcafe to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors. Daniel AZEVEDO, Director Commodities, Trade and Technology at COPA COGECA will explain how they are coping with the situation and what they are doing to overcome the difficulties faced by these sectors. This will give you valuable insights to reflect on how the Earth Observation sector can help during the outbreak and beyond.

In this EOcafe we will discuss:
• How the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors are being impacted by COVID?
• What is being done by European actors (Copa-Cogeca, European Parliament, European Commision etc.)?
• What does food security mean at this time?
• How Earth Observation can help?

We would like to encourage an active participation. We will try to give you the floor during the meeting but If you have any questions in advance please send them to Natassa (Natassa.antoniou@earsc.org) by Wednesday, 29th April at 12:00 (CET).

Registration: This webinar is open to ALL but priority will be given to EARSC members. Registration is free but compulsory. Please click on the following link to register by 30th April at 11:00 (CET).

Please note this is a virtual event! The details will be sent on Thursday 30th by 12:00 (CET).

EOcafe is part of a series of EARSC meetings that offer timely, relevant, and practical information on a broad variety of topics related to the EO sector. Join us *every two weeks*to discuss and network while enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. The use of video camera is not mandatory but encouraged to facilitate better interaction among the attendees and the guest speaker(s).

IMPORTANT NOTE !!! The EOcafe will stay open after 16:30 in case our guests want to continue the discussion.
If you have any questions or you want to know more about the EOcafes please contact Natassa (Natassa.antoniou@earsc.org).