About four hundred stakeholders will take part in the two-day high-level 'EU Agricultural Outlook' conference, taking place in Brussels on 1-2 December.
The conference will focus on the state of agriculture, and the global issues which lie ahead. The participants represent EU institutions, national governments and international organisations, those involved in the food chain, the socio-professional sector, market experts, academics and think tanks, and the broader civil society.
On day one of the conference, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and US Secretary for Agriculture Tom Vilsack will discuss the challenges facing the farm sector. In addition, high-level panel discussions will take place. The functioning of the food supply chain will be at the centre of the debates. The conference will also highlight the challenge for agriculture to provide food in an environmentally sustainable way while adapting to / mitigating the effects of climate change.
On the second day, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission will present its latest projections on the outlook for EU dairy, meat and arable crop markets for the next ten years.
The programme, the outcomes and speakers' presentations from the event will be available here.
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