‘RegAgri’ Webinar 2022

08 November 2022

On November 23rd, SAFE hosted the Webinar ‘RegAgri’: Developing Sustainable Food Systems in EU agriculture. 

Replays from the webinar are available below:


Industrial farming systems are known for largely contributing to soil degradation, simultaneously engendering soil erosion and a decrease in soil fertility. Intensive conventional agriculture also induces considerable biodiversity losses, while impacting overall water supplies and weather patterns, all of which are attributable to a dramatic increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the European Union, more than 90% of the fields are cultivated conventionally. Moreover, the global food system is overall namely accountable for 25% of annual anthropogenic GHG emissions. 

In light of environmental and climate crises, adopting environmental-friendly agricultural practices, such as regenerative agriculture, is the solution to promote, facilitate, and accelerate the global transition to regenerative food, farming, and land management in order to restore climate stability, increase biodiversity, rebuild soil fertility, and produce healthy food.  

What is Regenerative Agriculture? 

Regenerative Agriculture responds to the aforementioned issues and is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to farming systems that focus on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, supporting bio-sequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and enhancing soil fertility. Such a fundamentally different model of agriculture based on diversifying farms and landscapes supports fulfilling many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those related to alleviating poverty (#1), ending hunger (#2), improving health (#3), clean water (#6), economic growth (#8), and climate action (#13). 

What is the RegAgri Webinar aiming for? 

The aim of RegAgri Webinar, organised by SAFE Food Advocacy Europe, is:  

  • to promote regenerative agriculture as one of the solutions to combat climate and environmental crises. 
  • to share best practices and provide practical solutions for farmers to transform agriculture landscapes and the future of the food sector. 
  • to train apprentices and farmers with specific skills and knowledge that support them adapt to the challenges of agricultural sector. 
  • to bring together relevant decision-makers, experts, and farmers to discuss the legislative framework for sustainable production food systems, and give further policy recommendations regarding the economic, practical, and climatic levers pushed by regenerative agriculture practice. 

This conference will be moderated by SAFE
14.00 Registration
14.05Welcome & Opening remarks
Antoine D’haese, EU Project Manager, Safe Food Advocacy Europe
14.10Keynote speech  
How would redesigning our food system achieve environment, health, access to food, and food security benefits?

Henri Delanghe, Deputy Head of Unit, Organics, DG AGRI
Alice Pignacca, Policy Officer, Farm to Fork Unit, DG SANTE
14.40 Sustainable Food Systems scenario presentation
Tim Forslund, Circular Economy Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
15.15Presentation of RegAgri4Europe project
Laura Dorn, RegAgri4Europe project coordinator, CEFE International
15.30Regenerative agriculture practices : the case of Schloss Tempelhof 
Maya Heilmann, Gemeinschaft Schloss Tempelhof Farm 
15.45Q & A
15.55Closing remarks
Antoine D’haese, EU Project Manager, Safe Food Advocacy Europe

This event is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.