Event Should airfreighted imported fresh produce be banned in Europe? 

Should airfreighted imported fresh produce be banned in Europe? 

Date(s) - 30/04/2024
11:30 - 13:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Should airfreighted imported fresh produce be banned in Europe? 

Join the Fairmiles debate on 30 April 2024 at 11:30 CET

At the Press Club Brussels Europe 

Dear Partners,

We would like to thank all those who have already registered for the next Fairmiles Roundtable (face-to-face in Brussels or online).To join virtually via Zoom, here is the connection link. To attend physically and join us in Brussels, please register using the following link (only if you are not already registered).

Below you will find a presentation of the next Fairmiles Roundtable.

Best regards,

On behalf of the Fairmiles Consortium,



The Fairmiles Consortium would like to invite you to an important roundtable event to find out more about the impact of airfreighted fresh produce from developing countries and to discuss whether airfreighted fresh produce should be banned.

The event will take place on Tuesday 30 April from 11:30-13:00 CET and can be attended online or in person at the Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

The event will bring together representatives from retail, food companies, NGOs and government to explore

  • The impact of airfreighted fresh horticultural produce from developing countries;
  • Climate justice considerations for companies’ net zero strategies;
  • To ban or not to ban: should we ban airfreighted fresh produce to achieve Net Zero?

Speakers will include

  • Dr Ebenezer Laryea, Associate Professor in International Sustainable Development Law at the University of Northampton.
  • James MacGregor, development economist and author of ‘Fair Miles: recharting the food miles map’, published by IIED and Oxfam.
  • Morag Webb, Head of Science and Policy, COLEAD
  • Martijn Boelen, Head of Sector Trade at the Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission

The Fairmiles consortium represents over 15 organisations from the horticulture, aviation and international development sectors, including Blue Skies, COLEAD, the University of Exeter, the University of Northampton and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).