Enhancing Food Security and Strengthening Value Chains Amidst the Ukraine Crisis

The event will be held in English. Participation is free until reaching the maximum number of attendees.

May 15, 2024 | 2:30 PM CET | Online



In the face of escalating economic instability and the ongoing Ukraine crisis, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) alongside the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) is proud to host a timely and critical webinar: “Global Synergies: Enhancing Food Security and Strengthening Value Chains Amidst the Ukraine Crisis.” This engaging forum is designed to convene leading experts, policymakers, and key industry stakeholders to explore pressing challenges and uncover viable strategies aimed at bolstering global food security and resilient agricultural value chains.

The event is organized as part of the international project ICC Agri-Food Initiative.


14.30-14.40 Opening Remarks
John Denton | ICC Secretary General
Gennadiy Chyzhykov | President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

14.40-14.50 General Overview on Global Food Security
Luisa Volpe | Head of Advocacy, Policy and Partnerships at the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)

14.50-15.10 Insights from Ukraine
Taras Vysotskyi | First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Mykola Gorbachov | President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)
Volodymyr Pugachov | Deputy of the Head of Agriculture Committee of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

15.10-15.20 The Impact of Fertilizer Supply Chains
Antoine Hoxha | Director General of Fertilizers Europe

15.20-15.30 A Call to Action – The ePhyto Initiative
Christopher Smith | Project Manager for Trade Facilitation at the Alliance/GIZ

15.30-15.35 Concluding Remarks
Sebastian Ferrari | ICC Network Lead for Agri-Food

ICC Agri-Food Initiative

Cos’è ICC Agri-Food Initiative

È un ecosistema collaborativo che riunisce imprese, istituzioni, esperti e accademici a livello globale nel settore agroalimentare. Nato in Italia, opera negli oltre 100 Paesi in cui è presente ICC e ha l’obiettivo di promuove il multilateralismo, lo sviluppo sostenibile e pratiche responsabili per migliorare il commercio globale nel settore agroalimentare. In qualità di Special Observer presso le Nazioni Unite, lCC agevola e promuove opportunità di collaborazione tra il settore privato e le agenzie UN con sede a Roma (FAO, WFP, IFAD).

It is a collaborative ecosystem that brings together businesses, institutions, experts, and academics globally in the agri-food sector. Born in Italy, it operates in over 100 countries where ICC is present and aims to promote multilateralism, sustainable development, and responsible practices to enhance global trade in the agri-food sector. As a Special Observer at the United Nations, ICC facilitates and promotes collaboration opportunities between the private sector and UN agencies based in Rome (FAO, WFP, IFAD).