Francesco Ajena is a political scientist specialised in agroecology and sustainable agricultural systems. He joined IPES-Food in October 2017 to support the panel’s project, “Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU”. He also currently works as the Advisor on Agriculture, Health and Food policy for the Belgian French-speaking Green party (Ecolo). From 2015 to 2017, he worked for the European Green Party where he contributed on the Greens position for the Post-2020 CAP reform. Previously, Francesco has held internships with Amnesty International and the European Coordination of La Via Campesina.
By Francesco Ajena, P2P Foundation Blog
During the upcoming CAP negotiations, the future of 38 per cent of the European budget will be decided. Public money must be spent for public goods. It is not a matter of what kind of technology we want to support for our agriculture; it is a matter of who will benefit from his technology, farmers or private companies.