Blogactiv was pleased to speak to Sir Crispin Tickell, environmental thought leader, author and former adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He explains why he thinks we need a rethink or markets, economics, town planning, agriculture and much more in this wide ranging macro level interview.
This post about the future of EU farm policy was published by EurActiv on 13th April 2010. In his first exchange of views with the European Parliament on the reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? highlighted farmers’ potential to deliver the bloc’s new economic strategy for 2020. The reformed… » read more
A majority of the European Union’s agriculture ministers is clearly determined on modification of the Union’s basic market legislation in what is likely to be a vain attempt to bolster farm incomes. This is the major conclusion to be drawn from a paper from the Spanish Presidency issued in the wake of last week’s farm… » read more
Xavier Bourgeois, young farmer and a member of Agribrussels explains some of the issues facing farmers in Europe. European citizens are uninterested in supporting European Bio and Green farmers, making their purchases based only on cost rather than the more ecologically-friendly choices available through local farms.
Within the different panel sessions of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2010, the audience was involved in the ongoing debate on the politics and economics of food vs. climate change. Live voting devices provided the possibility for the audience’s views to be integrated into the discussions. We voted on the following questions with… » read more
Stephan Schraff, Public & Government Affairs, Bayer CropScience, spoke to Blogactiv about the future of chemistry in agriculture.
Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem, Former Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe, told Blogactiv his vision for the future of agriculture.
Daniel Puglisi, Communications Officer for the European Council of Young Farmers, spoke to Blogactiv about the role of young people in farming.
Blogactiv was pleased to speak to Alexander Sarris, Commodities and Trade Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation at FFA 2010. Mr Sarris explains the potential influence of climate change and water use in food production. He also discusses “land grab” and use of land for biofuels.
Blogactiv interviewed Donato Fanelli, National Delegate for Coldiretti at FFA 2010 in Brussels. He explains the balance between farming, feeding the world, land use and CAP reform.
Sebastian Olényi, Chairman of the Young European Biotech Network, explains the importance of biotechnological innovation in farming. He also explains the problems faced in recruiting new biotech researchers and innovators.
At FFA 2010, Blogactiv interviewed Thierry de l’Escaille, CEO of the European Landowners Organization about land use, the role of the Common Agricultural Policy and climate change as they relate to feeding a growing world population.
The Former Chair of Young Friends of the Countryside, Robin du Parc, spoke to Blogactiv at FFA 2010 about the role of young people in farming.
Blogactiv spoke to Willy De Greef, Secretary General of EuropaBio, at the 3rd Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels. Mr De Greef explains his reasons for optimism in the amounts of food that the world produces each year. He also uses historical examples of problems and potential solutions.
Esa Härmälä, Director General of Fertilizers Europe, spoke to Blogactiv at FFA 2010 about land use, the role of farmers, Common Agriculture Policy reform and much more.
Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University and Keynote Speaker at FFA 2010, speaks to Blogactiv about the potential problems and solutions to feeding an expanded world population in the coming years.
Blogactiv was pleased to speak to Dr John Atkin about the challenges facing the world in supplying food to a growing population. He also discusses the role of agriculture in climate change and the potential role of genetically modified crops.
Former European Commissioner and Chairman of RISE Foundation discusses global food security in the context of a rising world population. He was talking to Blogactiv at the 3rd Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels.
The recent update of the European Commissions’ Scenar 2020 analysis of agricultural and rural development over the next ten years provides a stimulating background to the current debate on the future of the CAP. As of course it is intended to do. It provides a very useful analytical background to critical assessment of all the… » read more
Over 800 people have registered to participate in discussions and debates on political and economic issues surrounding the future of farming. The Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2010 (FFA 2010) which is taking place next Tuesday, March 16 from 8.45am-17.30pm, has attracted an unexpectedly large amount of interest. A wide range of topics will… » read more