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.
At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below), we spoke to Ariel Brunner, BirdLife International’s EU Agriculture Policy Officer, about the importance of farmers having the right knowledge when applying technology, and the ways in which farmers can acquire this knowledge (he talks about training, incentives and regulation). He highlights that,… » read more
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:
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.