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.
World meat production is not the major contributor to green house gas emissions claimed by certain sectors of the green and vegetarian movements . Experts at The UN food and Agriculture Organisation have conceded that earlier accusations of an 18 per cent share of total AGHG were considerably inaccurate. Writers of the FAO’s famous –… » read more
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.
At FFA 2010 Blogactiv spoke to Patrick Weiss, Project Manager for Operation Pollinator. He explains how bees play an important role in pollinating crops and the importance of their role in feeding a larger world population.
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.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy believes that a reversion to a traditional CAP based on market manipulation and frontier protection would cost the EU budget less than the current direct subsidy based system, The President told French farm industry leaders on March 6 that in upcoming CAP reform negotiations France would be prepared to trade budget… » read more
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
The impact of biofuels on food supplies present and future is one of the latest worries of the environmental lobby. Once favoured a s a means of reducing finite fossil fuel dependency, it is now seen as snatching basic foods from the mouths of the poor to feed the fuel tanks of the affluent. The… » read more
The new Barroso Commission has wasted no time in grasping the GMO nettle, after years of delay and obfuscation. It is authorising the cultivation and use of Amflora, a new genetically modified potato for industrial use, while at the same time working on a policy which will allow individual member states to forbid the cultivation… » read more
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has clearly had second thoughts on livestock production’s contribution to environmental degradation and climate change. In its report ‘Livestock’s Long Shadow’ published four years ago it uncompromisingly blamed the world’s beef, dairy, pig, poultry and sheep producers for making a major and too often unnecessary contribution to AGHG emissions… » read more