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Over 200 stakeholders representing the Hungarian farming community & land owners, government, NGOs, and research institutes, gathered in Budapest, on June 3rd, at the first Regional Conference in the 2010 programme of the Forum for the Future Agriculture. Held in conjunction with GOSZ, the Hungarian Grain Producers Organization, this Regional Conference focussed on the Challenges… » read more

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Within the different panel sessions of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2010, the audience was involved in the ongoing debate on the politics and economics of food vs. climate change. Live voting devices provided the possibility for the audience’s views to be integrated into the discussions. We voted on the following questions with… » read more

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Agriculture attracts…

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

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MEP Mairead McGuinness on the Provision of Environmental Public Goods by Farmers Farm produced commodities fuel the food industry; provide jobs and feed EU consumers, in addition to providing unpaid for public goods in terms of the environment and animal welfare. ” Farming in Europe is about more than just growing and selling. Here, farmers… » read more

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This year’s exceptional line-up of internationally renowned experts has attracted a large number of registrants from all across the globe. Exactly one month before the Forum is being held, the number of expected participants has already climbed beyond 500. The intriguing mixture of economists, scientists and policy makers will be discussing food security and climate… » read more

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Confirmed for the FFA2010!

The FFA2010 is proud to announce the confirmation of two exceptional additional speakers. Alexander Sarris, Director of the Trade and Markets Division, of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Josep Puxeu, Secretary General of the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, will join us in debates… » read more

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This year, the Forum for Agriculture FFA2010 adds another column to its event: the Student Forum. Students from leading schools across Europe are invited to join the FFA2010 with their own panel of renowned experts from the Forum. Pressing issues for the farmers and policy makers of tomorrow include: Farm productivity & competitiveness… Climate change…… » read more

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…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

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