How to sustainably produce more with less and trade better

Thursday, October 9, 2014
10:15 - 17:00 (CET)

The Regional FFA event held in Bucharest, in the presence of 160 delegates, called for the need of Romanian farmers to contribute to food and environmental security and to deliver a sustainable and intensive agriculture. In other words, to sustainably produce more with less in the context of increasing business profitability of the agribusiness sector. The Forum also focused on global agricultural issues, including the discussions on the TTIP such as the benefits of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States regarding intensification of trade, with opportunities for the agricultural food sector including dairy, fruits and processed products; and concerns about undermining the European Union food safety and environmental standards.


Oct 09, 2014

10:15 - 17:00 (CET)

10:15 - 10:30 (CET)


10:30 - 10:45 (CET)


Thierry de l’ESCAILLE

10:45 - 12:00 (CET)

Panel Session I. Global agriculture issues (climate change, TTIP negotiations)

Keynote Speaker:
Vasco CAL, Adviser, Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the President of
the European Commission

David KING, Former Head of International Relations, SAF Agriculteurs de France
Alexandru LÅPUSAN, Economist and Director, Research Institute for Agricultural Economy and Rural Development (ICEADR)
Thierry de I’ESCAILLE, ELO Secretary General

Moderator: Valeriu STERIIJ
followed by Q&A

12:00 - 13:15 (CET)

Panel Session II. A new direction for Europe

Keynote Speaker:
Konstantin KOSTOPOULOS, former member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for

Environment Stavros DIMAS, Chief Operating Officer for the Wildlife Estates (WE) Luminita GHITA, Head of Sustainable Development Unit, Romanian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Paul DELESENNE, Managing Director, Forest Value Investment Management (Luxembourg)
Mark TITTERING TON, Head of Corporate Affairs EAME, Syngenta

Moderator: Valeriu STERIU
followed by Q&A

13:15 - 14:45 (CET)


14:45 - 16:00 (CET)

Panel session Ill. How can competitiveness and environmental protection coexist within the Romanian agriculture landscape?

Keynote Speaker Daniel CONSTANTIN, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development

Dacian CIOLOS, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
Laurentiu BACIU, President of LAPAR
Frederik Nicolaas van EVERDINGEN, Young Friends of the Countryside, Czech Republic
Arnaud PERREIN, Romanian south region maize growers association (APPRS)

Moderator: Valeriu STERIU
followed by Q&A

16:30 - 16:45 (CET)

Conclusions by the moderator

16:45 - 17:00 (CET)


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