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15.03.2011: Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2011 “CAP Renewal for better farming”

Feb 13th, 2011 |

Brussels, 13 February 2011. The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA 2011) returns to Brussels on Tuesday, the 15th of March 2011. Following last-year’s successful event which saw over 1000 participants joining distinguished speakers in stimulating debates and discussions, the fourth edition will turn to the question of “Refocusing security on food and nature”.

The 4th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA 2011) offers an action packed program of high-level debates and exhibitions. Created by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO), a member of the EWP, and Syngenta, the 4th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA 2011) was launched in 2008 and will bring together EU officials, agri-business representatives, scientists, decision-makers, public authorities, non-governmental organizations and land managers.

Key speakers include Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Environment, Franz Fischler, Conference Chairman, former EU Agriculture Commissioner and Chairman of the RISE Foundation as well as Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Over four sessions will be moderated by the internationally acclaimed journalists: Stephen Sackur, presenter of BBC’s HardTalk, and Tim King, the Editor of the European Voice – the Official Media Partner of FFA2011.

The conference will address the state of Common Agriculture Policy, challenges that land managers currently face, and possible solutions to achieve better farming. In particular, the 4th Forum for the Future of Agriculture will focus on:
• Knowledge based agriculture
• Sustainability and environmental security in farming
• Riches and servitudes of the food chain

• Rural areas: are they losers of globalisation?
Please note that the participation in the conference is free of charge. Simultaneous interpretation into and from English, French, Spanish and German will be provided during the sessions.

The 4th Forum for the Future of Agriculture is the key event to discuss food & environmental security challenges.

Please click here for more details about the agenda and registration.

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