The participants to the European Citizen’ Seminar of March 2009 have deliberately left open to the public debate the issue of the concrete criteria and indicators of a socio-economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. Give your ideas and suggestions below!
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(Executive Summary of the conclusions of the European Citizens’ Seminar held in Erfurt, Germany, 28-31 March 2009). This policy is intended to allow the development of socio-economic & environmentally sustainable agricultural systems. This will allow the present generation to meet its needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Labelling could… » read more
April 2, 2009
At the 2nd FFA (2009) at Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels, Blogactiv spoke to Victor Ribeiro. Mr Ribeiro is CEO of Groupo Amorim, a Portugese company that is the leading cork manufacturer in the world.
At the 2nd Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA 2009) at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels, Blogactiv spoke to Ariel Brunner. Mr Brunner is Policy Officer for BirdLife International. He spoke to us about the impact on wildlife and birds by agriculture in the context of food security, the theme of the conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/FfoKeqPIOvc” width=”320″… » read more
March 31, 2009
March 30, 2009
At FFA 2009, at the Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels, Blogactiv interviewed Alexander Sarris. Mr Sarris is Chief Economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, based in Rome. He spoke to us about food security, the theme of the conference.
At the 2009 FFA event at Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels, Blogactiv interviewed Michael Hamell, from the the European Commission. Mr Hamell is Head of Unit of Forest and Soil, DG AGRI, DG ENVI. He spoke about food security, the subject of the conference.
March 25, 2009
Neil Parish MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament Committe on Agriculture and Rural Development, was a moderator at the FFA 2009 event at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels. He spoke at the event to Blogactiv about food security. The interview can be seen here:
March 24, 2009
The following interview with Dr John Atkin was conducted at FFA 2009 at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels. Dr Atkin is Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta and was discussing food security.
March 23, 2009
Dr Friedhelm Schmider is Director General of the European Crop Protection Agency. He attended the FFA 2009 event at Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels, where he spoke to us about food security. To hear his thoughts, please watch the interview below:
Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem is Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe. He was interviewed by Blogactiv at the FFA 2009 event at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels. The subject of food security is obviously one of great impact to many involved in agriculture, including brewers. Please click here to visit The Brewers of Europe website. Hear his… » read more
The following interview with Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa Cogeca was filmed at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels at FFA 2009. Please feel free to comment using the box below.
The following interview of Thierry de l’Escaille, CEO and Secretary General of the European Landowners’ Organization, was taken at Biblioteque Solvay at the FFA 2009 conference. To tell us your thoughts, please add your comments below.
January 18, 2009
Americans will soon pay more for a precious piece of French Roquefort. The American government has as a last, petty gesture in its trade policy decided to raise tariffs on the product from 100 to 300 percent. This is part of a more general round o…
December 11, 2008
A one minute speach from MEP Daniel Hannan in the Parliament. While the harm made to African producers is in the one minute limit, what I miss how unjust and harmful is the CAP to the Central European, competitive agricultural business within the Union. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/rBNyl9YW7eI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] According to accession treaties, the… » read more
The European Commission has published on 15th October 2008 its Green Paper on “Quality of Agriculture Products” (available at http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/policy/consultation/greenpaper_en.pdf). What do you think about it? Is it acceptable? Why? Why not? Share your opinion with us! Original post by orbanistvan
November 20, 2008
In Britain’s popular culture the marketing restrictions on bendy bananas and curly cucumbers have always been associated with the Bureaucrats of Brussels. Nothing so well underpinned a public perception of meddling officials in a foreign country imposing their will on a hapless populace by setting fruit and veg dimensions by millimetre and by degree. The… » read more
September 19, 2008
Hungary has had the lowest economic growth among Visegrad and Baltic countries in the past years. The only sector that sees a recovery in this year’s high food prices is the agriculture. The grain producing area has increased by 2% since 2007, but output is up by a staggering 42%. The rise is partly due… » read more
EU agriculture has successfully passed its “health check” which governments had asked for in December 2005 when allotting it the biggest slice of EU budget expenditures 2007-13. Never before since the start of the common agricultural policy has Europe’s agriculture been in such a good shape as today. Forgotten are three decades of milk lakes,… » read more
In a reformed EU budget spending programmes should be forward-looking and reflect common goals and priorities. The regulatory tasks of the European Union do not require large resources, although larger spending seem in order to fund projects of common interest in the fields of research, material and immaterial infrastructures, internal and external security, and also,… » read more