On the 6th September over 150 delegates are expected to attend the year’s second Regional Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Moscow. Important political leaders such as former EU Agriculture Commissioner, Franz Fischler, and Paolo De Castro (Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee), will join Russian Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik, and President… » read more
Blogactiv spoke to Mairead McGunness MEP at the 3rd Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels. She explains her hopes for a reformed Common Agricultural Policy and how any changes may impact farmers and consumers.
At FFA 2010, we spoke to Bernard Graciet, Head of EU Corporate Affairs for Syngenta. He explains why he believes that in the short-term, the agricultural world needs to be more organised if it is to prevent another food crisis. He is, however, very hopeful that the world can feed a larger population in the… » read more
Stephan Schraff, Public & Government Affairs, Bayer CropScience, spoke to Blogactiv about the future of chemistry in agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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 long running dialogue on the ‘best’ model of trade in food and agricultural products to ensure food security inside and outside the European Union has been further enlivened by recent publication of a UK Government analysis of the issue. This clearly and unsurprisingly , emphases that only free trade will ensure both domestic and… » read more
…said Hilary Benn (Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) in the UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Global Food Security “Why no thought for food?” of January 2010. In 2007 and 2008, global food prices were soaring at levels beyond compare. Developing nations were struck especially hard, as their population… » read more
Forum for the Future of Agriculture presents the 2010 conference – Mark Titterington, European Public Affairs Director at Syngenta and Thierry de l’Escaille, CEO and Secretary General at the European Landowners Organization introduce the upcoming FFA2010. To register for the event, please follow instructions on www.forumforagriculture.com. We look forward to your participation!
Tuesday March 16th 2010 will be the third time the Forum for the Future of Agriculture is being held in Brussels. As in previous years, it opens the floor to thinkers from around the world to debate, discuss and offer new points of view. This year’s focus is on The Economics and Politics of Food… » read more
Following on from FFA2009, which was held in Brussels in March and featured key speakers including Paul Krugman, Marian Fischer-Boel, Neil Parish, and the FAO’s Alexander Sarris, the Forum on the Future of Agriculture has gone on the road during May, taking in Madrid, Milan, and most recently, Kiev, examining the local issues in the… » read more
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
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.
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: