Agricultural property - meeting the food and environmental challenge: Is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on the right way?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
16:00 - 19:00 (CET)

The sixth FFA called on European and World leaders to seriously address the imbalances in the global food and agriculture system and provide solutions to the following key challenges – Enable Africa to feed itself and enhancing innovation and the sustainable intensification of food production.

While Africa needs to sustainably increase its production through indigenous growth, coupled with more foreign investments and the genuine political will to improve the lives of African citizens, Europe has to increase its production on the available land while preserving ecosystems and biodiversity and using fewer resources by applying state-of-the art science and innovation.

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Agenda

Oct 23, 2013

16:00 - 19:00 (CET)

16:00 - 16:10 (CET)

Welcoming

Christoph Büren, President of ELO and Vice-President SAF

16:10 - 16:30 (CET)

The view of EU-Commission

Ico v. Wedel, Head of Unit –activity management, DG AGRI EC

16:30 - 16:50 (CET)

The view of the profession

Udo Hemmerling, Vice General Secretary of German Farmers’ Association

16:50 - 17:10 (CET)

The view of German Ministry for Agriculture

Dr. Dietrich Guth, German Ministry for Agriculture (BMELV)

17:10 - 17:30 (CET)

The view of an agricultural economist

Prof. Dr. Folkhard Isermeyer, President of Thünen-Institut

17:30 - 18:50 (CET)

Round table & Open discussion with the public

Speakers:
Carl Albrecht Bartmer, President Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft (DLG)
Jochen Dettmer, BUND, Working Committee for Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Harald v. Witzke, Humboldt Universität Berlin
Dr.Thoralf Küchler, Head Governmental & Public Affairs, Syngenta
Thierry de l’Escaille, Secretary General, European Landowners Organization (ELO)
Moderation Petra Voßebürger

18:50 - 19:00 (CET)

Conclusions

Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, President of the German Landowner’s Organization

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