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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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The UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development has recently published a report “Why No Thought for Food?” criticising the Department for International Development for its underinvestment in agriculture. The report addresses the link between food security and peace and prosperity, particularly with reference to the economically underdeveloped sub-Saharan Africa,… » read more

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To watch the video, please follow the link below: 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… » read more

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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

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IthhvVwEHDA” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Africa has vast agricultural potential, yet US$19 billion of food is imported each year and 200 million Africans – a fifth of the population – are still going hungry. Tapping into the continent’s agricultural potential offers huge opportunities for Africans. Increasing farm productivity is the key to food security,… » read more

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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

Posted by Stuart Langridge

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. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/3sQe3QKBAmE” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] If you would like to comment on this interview, please use the box below.

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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

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At the 2009 FFA conference, Blogactiv spoke to Frederic de Hemptinne. Mr de Hemptinne is the Head of External Relations of European Water Association. He spoke to us about the impact on water supplies and costs of agriculture and food security. Needless to say, stable water supplies are vital to humaities survival. Should you wish… » read more

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Francesco Quaranta from New Holland spoke to Blogactiv at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2009, at Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels. As you will hear, he believes that the future for agriculture and suppliers in the agricultural industry will be bright as prices are continuing to rise long-term. If you would like to make… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge