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The Royal Show 2009

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK, 7-10 July 2009

The European Commission will have a stand at the Royal Show 2009 with a full programme of events during the four days of the show. There will be a presenter to introduce games and quizzes for the whole family to test their knowledge of agriculture and the EU and experts from the Commission will be available to answer technical questions from farmers and the industry. There will also be a wide range of publications available.


Detailed programme

Tuesday 7 July 2009, 10.30-12.00 Debate "Food price dynamics – the issues and the implications for UK farmers" at the Science and Business Centre, in partnership with RASE. With Neil Parish (MEP), John Bensted-Smith, (Director European Commission), Peter Kendall (NFU), Richard Warburton (Bidwells) and Teresa Wickham. Chaired by Cedric Porter (Managing director of Supply Intelligence).
Wednesday 8 July 2009, 11.00 Presentation on "Quality labelling and certification schemes: connecting farmers and consumers" at the European Commission stand (K-52-1) by Francis Fay (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development).
Wednesday 8 July 2009, 14.30 "Organic Farming and the European Union – Perspectives for Farmers and Producers from the UK" by Hilary Benn MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Richard Jacobs (Chief Executive of Organic Farmers and Growers and current chair of the UK Organic Certifiers Group), Stefano Cinti and Isobel Maltby (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development) at the Science and Business Centre.
 
Wednesday 8 July 2009, 15.00 Presentation on "The 2008 Health Check of the CAP and its Impact Assessment" at the European Commission stand (K-52-1) by Mark Cropper (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development).
Thursday 9 July 2009 (all day) Rural Development day at the European Commission stand (K-52-1).
Thursday 9 July 2009, 11.00 Presentation on "EU Rural Development policy 2007-2013" by Jean-Bernard Benhaiem and Frances White (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development) at the European Commission stand (K-52-1).
 
Friday 10 July 2009, 11.00 Presentation on "Simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy" by Johan Van Gruijthuijsen (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development) at the European Commission stand (K-52-1).

 

 

 

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Royal Show 2009


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