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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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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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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

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