Governing Global Food Security

07 / 2014
Tomas Garcia Azcarate

Food security remains a critical issue for the international community. Although significant and positive steps have been
taken towards worldwide food governance in recent years, this Policy Brief argues that more can and should be done in the coming years. Additional actions that policy-makers could consider range from enhancing understanding between different actors and improving the engagement of civil society to the extension of capacity-building efforts, regulatory stability and sufficient access to credit. When taken together in a search for strategic policy coordination, these actions offer the possibility to dramatically improve global food security.

This Policy Brief builds on the ‘Governing Global Food Security’ policy link panel organised by the Institut d’Etudes Européene at the recent #EUIA14 conference and was made possible thanks to the financial assistance of the European Commission’s Jean Monnet programme. For more information about the conference, please visit www.ies.be/ euia2014/.

About the author

Dr. Tomas Garcia Azcarate is an economic advisor in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. He is also a Maître de Conference at the Institut d’Etudes européennes of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB). He serves as a Member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France and the Italian Academia dei Georgofili and as President of the Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists (AEEA).