Meeting the food & environmental challenge: sustainable intensification of food production

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
08:15 - 18:00 (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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Mar 05, 2013

08:15 - 18:00 (CET)

08:45 - 09:00 (CET)


Franz FISCHLER, Chair FFA 2013, Chairman Rise Foundation

09:00 - 09:30 (CET)


Developing countries and emerging markets: a world of change
Bob ZOELLICK, President, World Bank (2007-2012)

09:30 - 10:45 (CET)

Session I

Africa: new ways for food production and economic development
Akinwumi Ayo ADESINA, Minister for Agriculture, Federal Republic of Nigeria

10:45 - 11:15 (CET)


Ensuring sustainable growth: the challenges ahead for a strongerEurope
José Manuel BARROSO, President, European Commission

11:45 - 12:50 (CET)

Session II

The CAP and the Food Value Chain
Paolo DE CASTRO, Chair of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament
Mindaugas KUKLIERIUS, Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Republic of Lithuania

14:00 - 15:00 (CET)

Session III

Bio-based economy
Kris PEETERS, Minister-President of Flanders

15:05 - 16:20 (CET)

Session IV

Nutrition and food waste
Ladislav MIKO, Deputy Director General for Food Chain, Directorate General for Health and Consumer, European Commission

16:25 - 17:50 (CET)

Session V

Sustainable intensification and resource efficiency
Janez POTOČNIK, EU Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
Matthias GROOTE, Chair of the Environment, public health and food safety Committee, European Parliament

17:50 - 18:00 (CET)


Franz FISCHLER, Chair FFA 2013, Chairman Rise Foundation

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