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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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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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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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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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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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Neil Parish MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament Committe on Agriculture and Rural Development, was a moderator at the FFA 2009 event at Biblioteque Solvay, Brussels. He spoke at the event to Blogactiv about food security. The interview can be seen here: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/qhLFC32D2g8″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

With the FFA2009 now just one month away, the event is attracting more interest than ever. . Part of the attraction is undoubtedly from the confirmation of Paul Krugman, last year’s Nobel Prize Winner for Economics, who will make a rare speech on food security at the Conference. But the strong line-up of speakers from… » read more

Posted by agricultureforum

Only nine months ago, food security was at the top of the global agenda. Rapidly rising food prices caused by increased demand and poor harvests exacerbated by the scarcity of water and land, and trade distortions propelled the topic of food security to the top of the political agenda. Meetings and summits were held, money… » read more

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