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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.

Posted by Stuart Langridge

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

Posted by Stuart Langridge

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

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At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2009 conference in Brussels, Blogactiv interviewed Xavier Bourgeois from the Conseil Europeen des Jeunes Agriculteurs. He spoke to us about food security and the importance of the issues being discussed at the conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/YpvxQ6tpQSw” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

At FFA 2009, at the Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels, Blogactiv interviewed Alexander Sarris. Mr Sarris is Chief Economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, based in Rome. He spoke to us about food security, the theme of the conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gWZneqUYNJw” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

At the FFA 2009 event in Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels, Nathalie Moll spoke to Blogactiv about agriculture and biotechnology. As Director of Agrifood for EuropaBio, she stressed that technology can and should be used as valuable tools by farmers. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Q9m85yd3jwc” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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The following interview of Thierry de l’Escaille, CEO and Secretary General of the European Landowners’ Organization, was taken at Biblioteque Solvay at the FFA 2009 conference. To tell us your thoughts, please add your comments below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/HkAfI_OUNlI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

In less than 24 hours, FFA 2009 will be fully under way. Various key-note speakers and distinguished guests will be debating the issue of food security at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. To further understand the forum’s purpose and expectations, we spoke to Thierry de l’Escaille, Secretary General of the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO). For… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge