As a key element identified with the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission developed a contingency plan to ensure food supply and food security in times of crisis, outlining areas for improvement, principles that should be adhered to in times of crisis, and the creation of a European food security crisis preparedness and response mechanism (EFSCM) supported by an expert group.

This group first met on an ad-hoc basis to assess the impact of the Ukraine crisis before the official kick-off meeting on the 23rd of March. CEMA contributed to the work, notably stressing that ensuring European and global food security called for a resilient European Agricultural Machinery manufacturing industry, providing advanced agricultural machinery and solutions to farmers, cooperatives and contractors of all sizes, and servicing the fleets of equipment with the parts and maintenance needed to keep the equipment in optimum conditions for the moment they are needed for regular and seasonal farming operations.