Visit of Mariann Fischer Boel to the 2009 International Agricultural Show
End production: 21/02/2009 First transmission: 21/02/2009
The 2009 Paris International Agricultural Show was held from 21 February to 1 March 2009, Porte de Versailles, Paris.
This showcase for the richness and diversity of French and international agriculture is a key meeting place for both those involved in the world of agriculture and the general public. In 2009, the main theme for this important event was sustainable agriculture, with special areas devoted to gardening, environmentally friendly housing and new energy sources. For the third year running, the international Tech for Food forum was part of the Show, shedding light on the numerous initiatives incorporating new technologies to support agricultural development and food security in developing countries.
Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, visited the exhibition and met with Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the exhibition centre (2 shots)
||People walking inside the exhibition
||Arrival of Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
||Arrival of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic
||Arrival of Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development
||Mariann Fischer Boel visiting the exhibition, touching animals (4 shots)
||Mariann Fischer Boel visiting the EU Climate Action ice cube exhibition, outside (5 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Mariann Fischer Boel: it is always a huge chance for me to be in Paris for the SIA, to go around, see all the beautiful animals, meet farmers, meet colleagues, Agricultures Ministers from different Member States; so I enjoy it very much, I like very much to go around; and luckily some farmers, French farmers are interested to say hello, to discuss shortly what is going on in Europe; it is a great chance for me to be there, I am happy to be there.
||Girls with European flags in front of the ice cubes
||General view of the exhibition (inside with people)
||Mariann Fischer Boel with Michel Barnier visiting the exhibition (8 shots)
||General view of the exhibition