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At FFA 2010 Blogactiv spoke to Patrick Weiss, Project Manager for Operation Pollinator. He explains how bees play an important role in pollinating crops and the importance of their role in feeding a larger world population. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Y3Pdzwu5AUc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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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. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IBBYSIdVREY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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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. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/vQISS5-pDSc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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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. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/566fut9O6Hc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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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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