The Center Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV) is implementing the project “Improving food security through improved legal framework and dialogue”, funded through a sub-grant of the project “ideAL – Dialogue for inclusive evidence-based policy development in Albania“, with the financial support of the European Union. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Albanian Food Industry (AFI).
The scope of the project is to impact the improvement of food safety in Albania through the analysis, policy evaluation, improvement of the legal framework, advocacy, and awareness-raising of producers and consumers. This scope will be achieved through the evaluation of the current situation of food safety by analyzing the legal and normative framework, policies, and main decision-making actors that implement food safety, as well as by identifying challenges and shortcomings.
In this context, SCiDEV and AFI organized on 12th April 2021 a consultation roundtable with stakeholders to present the draft findings of the legal framework review on food security in light of the European integration process in Albania. Academics, experts, representatives from policymaking and relevant agencies, business operators, and civil society representatives took part in the roundtable and provided input regarding food security in Albania.
Overview of roundtable discussions.