Hungry for Change: Let’s Keep Europe Growing - Brussels 31.03.2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 -
13:15 to 16:15
Brussels
Belgium
 

In the framework of

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture FFA2014

TO REGISTER:
If you want to register for the FFA event and ECPA workshop click here using this code 2014FFA2
If you want to register just for this ECPA workshop email us here

Let's keep Europe growing: Ensuring a sustainable and productive future for European agriculture, from policy to practice

Europe has the capacity to improve food security and maximise the positive impact of agriculture on the environment and the economy. Yet these opportunities are not being fully exploited. Instead, European agricultural productivity is at risk, innovative solutions to fight pests and diseases are being pulled from the market, and research and development is not readily encouraged. As policymakers consider a range of new regulations affecting Europe’s agriculture sector, this workshop will look at the impact these challenges could have on the future of farming – and highlight the work already being done by industry and by farmers to make sure that productive agriculture is also sustainable in a way that benefits us all.

PROGRAM

12:15-12:45 Walking lunch

12:45-13:15 How Europe can promote innovation, competitiveness and sustainable productivity in agriculture: Jean-Charles Bocquet, DG of ECPA

13:15 -14:15 Discussion 1: Policy challenges

How Europe can promote innovation, competitiveness and sustainable productivity in agriculture

  • Keynote: Jean-Charles Bocquet, DG of ECPA
  • Responses: Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of COPA COPA
  • Gilles Dryancour, President of CEMA
  • Roxane Feller, Director Economic Affairs FoodDrinkEurope

14:15-15:15 Discussion 2: Practical solutions

How Europe’s agriculture sector is already working to promote best practices for biodiversity and sustainability

  • Keynote: Hungry for Change projects, reporting real progress on stewardship, sustainability: Jean-Philippe AZOULAY, President, ECPA
  • Keynote: Best practice cases for Multifunctional Landscapes: Alastair LEAKE, Director of Policy, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)
  • Responses: Natalie PAUWELS, Member of Cabinet of J. Potočnik
  • Caroline DRUMMOND, Chief Executive, LEAF
  • Moderator: Cathy SMITH, former BBC journalist

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break

REGISTRATION


This ECPA workshop is organised in the framewrok of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture FFA2014.

If you want to register for the FFA event on the 1st of April and ECPA workshop on the 31st of March click here using this code 2014FFA2

If you want to register just for the ECPA workshop on 31st of March email us here