EBBC Online Sessions: Biodiversity and the Food Sector III

Web Series on Biodiversity and the Food Sector
Session III: Biodiversity in Food Production and Retail:
Applying the Biodiversity Performance Tool

28 September 2020, 11:00 – 12.30 CEST


In a series of three online sessions, the consortium of the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project showed how the food sector can make a significant contribution to curbing biodiversity loss by applying effective policies, criteria and sourcing requirements on biodiversity. In times of alarming news about the loss of pollinators, degradation of fertile land and destruction of forests the agri-food sector needs to show how it addresses biodiversity and ecosystems in its transition to sustainability. Each session spotlighted initiatives, tools and measures to protect and enhance biodiversity on farm level. Speakers provided examples of effective biodiversity management within food standards and companies contributing to the objectives of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategy.

The third web meeting focused on the Biodiversity Performance Tool (BPT) which supports biodiversity management on farm level. Certifiers as well as product and quality managers of food companies got a simple but meaningful overview regarding the quality the biodiversity performance of the farm and recommendations for a Biodiversity Action Plan. Representatives from food companies and nature conservation organisations gave an insight in the practical application of this new tool. An example of the promotion of the biodiversity initiatives to consumers was presented through the project “Monoprix tous cultiv’acteurs”. The session covered results from the EU LIFE Food & Biodiversity project contributing to the objectives of the EU Farm To Fork Strategy which was presented by Anne Burrill from the European Commission.


  • Anne Burrill, European Commission, DG Environment:
    Biodiversity in the EU Farm To Fork Strategy
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  • Caroline Gibert, Solagro:
    Presentation of the online-Biodiversity Performance Tool
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  • Antoine Legrain, Pink Lady Europe:
    BPT Application: feedbacks from producers
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  • Open Q&A with the audience

Moderation:  Marine Gimaret, Solagro