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50 Years of CAP - A Partnership between Europe and Farmers

5th Forum for the Future of Agriculture

Date
27/03/2012
Country
Belgium
Place
BRUSSELS
Organised by
Forum for the Future of Agriculture
Type
Other
Target group
Stakeholders
Website
Link to the event website

Meeting the Food and Environmental Challenge: Resource efficiency, innovation and governance.

The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Syngenta are pleased to present the 5th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA2012). The forum was created in 2008 to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture, and assess what should and what can be achieved over time, attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security.

The Forum currently has a programme of activity focused on the food and environmental security agenda, across the European region. However, the main platform for the Forum for the Future of Agriculture remains its annual conference which takes place every spring in Brussels.

This Conference has now established itself as the premier meeting place for those who have a stake in the future of agriculture and in the past has been addressed by European Commissioners, MEPs, National Government Ministers, Industry Leaders, NGOs, International Organisations, including OECD and FAO, and academics.

This year’s conference will be specifically looking at:

  • the global importance of agriculture introduced by Parag KHANNA,
  • a case study on Brazilian agriculture presented by executive President of EMBRAPA, Mauricio Antonio LOPES,
  • the role of research and innovation in European agriculture by Deputy Director General for DG Research and Innovation, Rudolf STROHMEIER,
  • the ongoing CAP reform by EU Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian CIOLOS, together with MEP Paolo DE CASTRO,
  • a look at how to reconcile agricultural productivity with the environment addressed by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Janez POTO─îNIK.

The event will be concluded by giving the floor to 5 Young representatives of different sectors: EU farming associations, environmentalist and academia with their own vision of the Future EU Agriculture.

In March 2008, the European Landowners' Organization (ELO) and Syngenta came together to create a new Forum in which the future of agriculture could be debated from a European perspective and where the main challenges of the sector could be addressed and the necessary responses understood, discussed and agreed.

The purpose of these Forums is to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture, and assess what should and what can be achieved over time, attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security.

Contact

Jehanne De Dorlodot

E-mail:coordination@elo.org