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The European Union (EU) agricultural outlook conference gathered more than 600 experts in agriculture, providing the opportunity to discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.

The third edition of the annual conference was opened by Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan.

Discussion on the first day focused on the modernisation and simplification of the common agricultural policy, while the following day the latest outlook report (2017-30) was at the centre of an expert panel discussion. The report covers EU dairy, meat and crop markets over the next ten years and was produced with the support of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Participants came from EU institutions, governments and international organisations and participants involved in the food supply chain, market experts, academics, think tanks and civil society.


2017 Outlook Conference agenda

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2017 Outlook Conference speakers

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Day 1 - 18 December 2017

Session 1 - Opening session

Session 2 - Research and innovation

Session 3 - Farm resilience

Session 4 - Enhancing the performance of EU policy and farming

Day 2 - 19 December 2017

Session 5 - Climate change and the EU agricultural outlook

  • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC - Climate change and EU agriculture adaptation - See recording
  • Eberhard Faust, Executive Research Expert, Munich RE Reinsurance Company - See recording
  • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC - See recording
  • Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Farm Production and Conservation, & Chief Economist, USDA - See recording
  • Brunella Morandi, Assistant Professor, Arboriculture and Fruit Tree Physiology, University of Bologna - See recording

Session 6 - The EU agricultural outlook – agricultural income and labour

Session 7 - The EU agricultural outlook for specialised crops

Session 8 - The EU agricultural outlook for meat and dairy

Session 9 - The EU agricultural outlook for arable crops and biofuels

Concluding remarks

Photo galleries

Practical information

18 December 2017, 9.00 - 19 December 2017, 18.30 (CET)

Who should attend
Registrations for this event are closed.