Time for solutions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
09:00 - 17:00 (CET)

The 10th annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA2017) called upon all stakeholders committed to sustainable agriculture and protection of the environment, to move beyond pledges and take action in order to implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Along with the COP21 Paris Climate Agreements, these two international agreements provide a clear roadmap for sustainability in the years ahead. However, implementation remains key. For this reason, FFA2017 today (with more than 1,700 participants) extended a broad-based call to action to businesses, politicians, farmers and civil society. A call to focus on the practical issues of implementation; a call for leadership from all stakeholder groups, including a commitment to cooperation and collaboration, which will deliver comprehensive benefits throughout the value chain, from the farm to the dinner table.

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Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order)

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Kofi Annan

Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006),...

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Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Laureate

Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and is the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Kofi Annan joined the UN in 1962 and served in various roles in Geneva, Addis Ababa, Ismailia and in New York before becoming Secretary-General. He set up the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to mobilise leaders of all sectors to provide leadership where it needed, working on the premise that there can be no long-term peace without development and no sustainable development without peace. The Foundation helps catalyse effective action on the promotion of food and nutrition security, sustainable development, and support for good governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. Mr. Annan is the founding Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and has held a number of positions at Universities around the world. He is a board member, patron or honorary member of a number of organisations, including the United Nations Foundation.
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Jacob van den Borne

Owner, Van den Borne Aardappelen

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Owner, Van den Borne Aardappelen

Jacob van den Borne, owner of Van den Borne Aardappelen, is a farmer in the south of the province of Babant, the Netherlands. He is a frontrunner in the use of precision agriculture, technology and data on his land. All data of his farm is available on the cloud, he uses drones for field mapping and he uses satellite data for the precision agriculture. In 2004 he graduated as a Bachelor in Agriculture from HAS in Den Bosch.
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Allan Buckwell

Director for the Nutrient Recovery and Reuse Project, RISE Foundation

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Director for the Nutrient Recovery and Reuse Project, RISE Foundation

Emeritus Professor Allan Buckwell is the Director of RISE's study of Nutrient Recycling and Reuse in European Agriculture and the Director of the Foundation's previous study on the Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture. Two thirds of his career has been as an academic agricultural economist specialising in agricultural and rural policy. This has involved his work as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (since 2012), fourteen years at Newcastle University and then from 1984-1999 as Professor of Agricultural Economics, Wye College University of London. During 1995/6 he was seconded to the analysis and conception unit of DG Agri in the European Commission where he chaired a policy integration group who laid out a model for the evolution of the CAP. He joined the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) as Policy Director in 2000.
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Daniel Calleja Crespo

Director-General DG ENVI, European Commission

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Director-General DG ENVI, European Commission

Mr Calleja has been Director-General of DG Environment since September 2015. Previously he was Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (Jan 2015 to Aug 2015) and Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry, Special Envoy for SMEs (Feb 2012 to Jan 2015). Before that he was Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry (Feb 2011 to Jan 2012). Mr Calleja was Director for Air Transport at the European Commission (2004 to 2011). Between 1999 and 2004, he was Head of Cabinet of the Vice-president of the European Commission and between 1995 and 1999 was the Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Marcelino Oreja, In 1995, he was the legal adviser in the Cabinet of the President of the European Commission. In earlier roles he advised the Transport Commissioner and was Member of the Legal Service of the Commission and represented the institution in numerous cases before the European Court of Justice. Mr Calleja is the author of several publications and has lectured in European Law in several universities and institutes of various Member States. Mr Calleja has a degree in Law and in Business Administration from the University of Comillas, Madrid.
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Thierry de l’Escaille D

Secretary General, European Landowners’ Organization

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Secretary General, European Landowners’ Organization

Thierry de l’Escaille was born in Belgium on 11 May 1955. He studied first at the Faculté Universitaire Saint-Louis, Brussels (1976-78), where he obtained the Diploma in Law, and then at the Université Catholique de Louvain (1978-1980), where he obtained the Licence en droit. He subsequently carried out his Military Service as a Cavalry Officer, 1er Regiment de Guides (1981-1982) in Germany, current rank: Commandant. Since 1979 Thierry de l’Escaille has been running a family farming enterprise active in Belgium and the Netherlands, in particular in vegetables, sugar beet, potatoes, cereals and flowers. He was the founder of Agriland in 1985. Since 1994, Thierry de l’Escaille has been Secretary General of the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO).  He is also Vice-President of Landelijk Vlaanderen, Member of the Agricultural Reform Group (London), Board member of the Transatlantic Policy Network, Sorgho EU, Société Royale forestière, President Patrimoine Culturel Immobilier, Chairman of various funds. Since 1998 he is also Secretary General of Friends of the Countryside (FCS), and member of different committees. He is currently Member of the Board of several agro-industrial companies in Europe, America and involved in Africa. He is a founder of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, of the Wildlife Estate Label and deeply committed in private conservation such as in reasonable agriculture. He is member of the Board of Directors of a major protected area in Latin America. President of the board in a work promoting rural development and supporting education of young rural citizens in Colombia. More information Website – www.elo.org Twitter – @EULandownersOrg Facebook – europeanlandowners LinkedIn – thierry-de-l-escaille-6728724
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Franz Fischler

Former President of the European Forum Alpbach

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Former President of the European Forum Alpbach

Dr. Franz Fischler studied Agriculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. 1989-1994: Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Austria; 1995-1999: European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development; 1999- 2004 also responsible for Community Fisheries Policy; 2012-2015, Chairman of the RISE-Foundation, Brussels; 2014/2015: Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015; since 2015: President of the Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS); since 2012: President of the think tank “European Forum Alpbach”. More information Website – www.franz-fischler-consult.co.at
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Erik Fyrwald

Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group

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Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group

Before joining Syngenta in June 2016, Erik Fyrwald was Chief Executive Officer of Univar, a leading distributor of chemistry products and services (2012–2016); President of Ecolab, a global provider of water and hygiene technologies (2011–2012); and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco, a leading water treatment company (2008–2011). He served as group vice president of the agriculture and nutrition division of DuPont (2003–2008) and general manager of DuPont’s nutrition and health business (2000–2003).
Erik serves on the boards of directors of Syngenta, Eli Lilly, Bunge, CropLife International, the UN World Food Program Farm to Market Initiative, and is Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Seeing the devastating impacts of weather extremes around the world and given his love of nature, Erik is passionate about climate change. He regularly speaks about how critical it is that industries, governments, NGOs, academia and media collaborate to drive climate action. He strongly believes that agriculture can be part to the solution by working with farmers to use safe modern technologies and best agronomic practices to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon in the soil and enhance biodiversity.
More information Website – www.syngenta.com Twitter – @ErikFyrwald LinkedIn – erik-fyrwald
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Nathan Guy

Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Racing, Associate Minister for Economic Development, New Zealand

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Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Racing, Associate Minister for Economic Development, New Zealand

Nathan Guy is the MP for Otaki and the Minister for Primary Industries, Racing and Associate Minister for Economic Development. Nathan entered Parliament as a list MP in 2005 and has been Junior and Senior Whip prior to becoming a Minister in 2009. Nathan won the Otaki Electorate seat in 2008 and has continued to grow his majority through hard work and being a strong voice for Horowhenua and Kapiti in Government. Since 2009 he has been the Minister of Internal Affairs, Immigration and Veteran Affairs, as well as the Associate Minister of Justice and Transport. He has now been Minister for Primary Industries and Racing for over three years. Nathan had an extensive political career before entering Parliament, previously serving eight years on the Horowhenua District Council. He also has a background in agriculture, having managed the family dairy and beef farm and receiving a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study beef exports to the United States.
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Phil Hogan

Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

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Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Phil Hogan has served as EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development since November 2014. Commissioner Hogan grew up on a farm in rural Kilkenny, in south-east Ireland. From 1989 until he became Commissioner, he represented the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency in Dáil Éireann, the Irish Parliament. Between 2011 and 2014, he served as Irish Minister for the Environment and Local Government. His policy priorities include modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), strengthening European farmers' market resilience and their position on the food chain, and developing new export markets for EU agri-food products. Notable achievements during his mandate include: effective management of the EU agri-food market problems arising from the Russian ban on EU food and drink products; new EU rules on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) to strengthen the farmer's position in the food supply chain; establishing Task Force Rural Africa to improve EU-Africa cooperation in the field of agriculture and sustainable, responsible rural investment; new rules governing organic production; several waves of simplifying the CAP; central involvement in improving the EU's global trade profile in agri-food, including conclusion of the Canada and Japan trade deals; and an updated EU Bioeconomy strategy. Priorities for the last year of his mandate include: guiding the Commission's future CAP proposal through the co-decision process and improving the development of, access to and uptake of financial instruments tailored to the needs of the agri-food sector.
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Leontino Balbo Junior

Executive Vice-President of Native, a company of Balbo Group

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Executive Vice-President of Native, a company of Balbo Group

Leontino Balbo Junior is Executive Vice-President of Native, a company of the Balbo Group, and was Agricultural Director of São Francisco and Santo Antonio Sugar Mills from 1988, Commercial Director of São Francisco Mill since 2003 and more recently Executive Vice-President of Native Organic Products since 2011. He graduated as an Agronomist Engineer in 1984 from the “Julio de Mesquita Filho’ São Paulo State University’s School of Agriculture in Jaboticabal. He developed and implemented the “Green Cane Project” covering 22,000 hectares, aiming at the organic production of sugarcane. Leontino idealized and created a new ecological production system which goes beyond organic. The new production system, called ERA -Ecosystem Revitalizing Agriculture, provides more yields than conventional without using any chemical fertilizer nor defensive methods.
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Jyrki Katainen

Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission

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Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission

Jyrki Katainen is currently Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He joined the Commission in July 2014 as Vice-President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the euro. Before that he served as Prime Minister of Finland, 2011-2014 and Minister of Finance, 2007-2011. He was Member of Finnish Parliament 1999-2014 for the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus). He was Member of the Finnish Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2003-2007, Member of the Administrative Council of the Finnish Broadcasting Company 2003-2005, Member of the Finish Delegation to the Western European Union Parliamentary Assembly 2004-2005 and the Deputy Member of the Finnish Delegation to the Nordic Council 2001-2003. Jyrki Katainen has MSc in Political Science from the University of Tampere, Finland (1998) and he did an Erasmus exchange year at the University of Leicester, UK.
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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mari Kiviniemi took up her duties as OECD Deputy Secretary-General in 2014. Her role consists of sharing her extensive experience to help increase the impact and relevance of OECD work and to contribute to the public policy challenges of promoting inclusive growth, jobs, equality and trust. She is responsible for the strategic oversight of the OECD’s work on Efficient and Effective Governance; Territorial Development; Trade and Agriculture, as well as Statistics. She is also responsible for advancing the Better Life Initiative. Ms. Kiviniemi was Finland’s Prime Minister from 2010 to 2011. Previously, she was Special Advisor on Economic Policy to the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Minister for European Affairs and Minister of Public Administration and Local Government. Elected for the first time at the age of 26, she was a Member of Parliament from 1995 to 2014, chairing and participating in a vast number of committees. She also held a variety of leadership positions in her political party, the Finnish Center Party. An economist by training, she studied political science at the University of Helsinki and holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences.
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Dame Ellen MacArthur

Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe and remains the UK’s most successful offshore racer ever, having won the Ostar, the Route du Rhum and finished second in the Vendée Globe at just 24 years of age. Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010, which works with education, business and government to accelerate the transition to a regenerative circular economy. The Foundation has published seminal macro-economic reports featuring analysis by McKinsey, which have received accolades at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Dame Ellen acted as Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Meta-Council on the circular economy, and has sat on the European Commission’s Resource Efficiency Platform between 2012 and 2014. She received the French Legion of Honour from President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, three years after having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
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Jon Parr

President Global Crop Protection and EAME, LATAM and APAC, Syngenta

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President Global Crop Protection and EAME, LATAM and APAC, Syngenta

Prior to his current role as President Global Crop Protection and EAME, LATAM and APAC, Jon Parr was Chief Operating Officer EAME & Latin America for Syngenta (2015–2016). Before that, he was Head of Global Crops & Assets for Syngenta in 2014 and Regional Director for EAME from 2009 to 2013 and Head of Syngenta Flowers from 2007 to 2008. From 2004 to 2007 he was Head of Marketing and Strategy and European Manufacturing Manager from 2000 to 2003. Before joining Syngenta, he worked for AstraZeneca from 1998 to 2000 as a Factory Manager, Global Product Manager Fungicides and Supply Chain Project Manager. From 1987 to 1994, he held Project and Engineering Management roles at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).
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Geneviève Pons

Director, WWF European Policy Office

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Director, WWF European Policy Office

Geneviève Pons took over as Director of WWF’s European Policy Office in July 2015. She is an honorary Director of the European Commission, having served 22 years at this institution. She started at the Commission as a member of the environment team in the Legal Service. She was in charge of environment and climate matters in Jacques Delors’ Cabinet during his two last mandates as President. She played an important part in the design of the first sustainable development agenda for Europe. In 1995 she moved to the Commission’s Industry department where she held several management positions. She took part in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Board (2008-2010) and joined the Better Regulation Directorate of the Secretariat-General (2010). She was appointed Director of the Legal Service of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2013. She holds a law degree from the Sorbonne, a diploma from Sciences-Po in Paris and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
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Janez Potočnik

Chair ForumforAg and Chairman RISE Foundation

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Chair ForumforAg and Chairman RISE Foundation

Dr Janez Potočnik graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. After a successful career starting in 1989 in Slovenia as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (1994), he was appointed Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Slovenia to the EU (1998). He was also Director of Government Office for European Affairs (2000), Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister (2001) and Minister responsible for European Affairs (2002). In 2004 he joined the European Commission, first as "shadow Commissioner for Enlargement and then as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research. In 2010 Dr Potočnik became Commissioner for Environment. His term ended in November 2014 and he was appointed as a Co-Chair of UN Environment International Resource Panel and was also appointed as a Chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture and RISE Foundation and a Member of the European Policy Centre's Advisory Council. From April 2016 he is also the Partner in SYSTEMIQ. More information Twitter – @JanezPotocnik22 Facebook – potocnikjanez LinkedIn - janez-potocnik-872470a7
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Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm

President, Familienbetriebe Land und Forst

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President, Familienbetriebe Land und Forst

Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm was born in 1953. He takes care of the family land, with interests in forestry, agriculture and wine. Prinz Salm studied business administration at the universities of Mainz, Freiburg and Munich. Sustainability is one of his main aims. Prinz Salm is a pioneer for organic winegrowing which he started in 1988. The wine estate dates back to 1200 and is reputedly the world’s oldest estate remaining within one family. In addition  Prinz Salm is founder of the Salm-Salm & Partner GmbH, a consulting firm for family offices. Furthermore, he is the president of the Association of Landowners in Germany called “Familienbetriebe Land und Forst”, as well as the vice president of the European Landowners' Organization and president of the Friends of the Countryside.
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Allan Savory

Founder and President, Savory Institute

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Founder and President, Savory Institute

Allan Savory, born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa, pursued an early career as a research biologist and game ranger in the British Colonial Service of Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia) and later as a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe. In the 1960s he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop sustainable solutions. He served as a Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe and became leader of the opposition. Exiled in 1979, as a result of his opposition, he immigrated to the United States, where he worked with land managers through his consulting business. In 1992 Savory and his wife, Jody Butterfield, formed a non-profit organization in Zimbabwe, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and in 2009, Savory, Butterfield, and a group of colleagues co-founded the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Allan Savory received Australia’s International Banksia Award “for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale,” and Savory (and the Africa Centre) received the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Challenge award for work that has “significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.” A TED talk Savory made in 2013 received over 3.4 million views and was voted one of the 50 most intriguing TED talks of all time. The Savory Institute is one of 11 finalists in the Virgin Earth Challenge, a $25 million initiative for the successful commercialization of ways of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and keeping them out with no countervailing impacts.
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Olivier De Schutter

Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems - IPES-Food

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Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems - IPES-Food

Professor Olivier De Schutter teaches at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris). He was the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014 and is currently a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He co-chairs the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and is a member of the Lancet Commission on Obesity.
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Izabella Teixeira

Former Minister of Environment, Brazil

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Former Minister of Environment, Brazil

Izabella Teixeira is the former Brazilian Minister of Environment having served under both the Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff administrations (2010-2016). A prominent sustainable development expert, Teixeira has actively engaged in multilateral negotiations including as Brazil’s Chief negotiator for the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. In this role, she brought a wealth of experience gained through her participation in the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panels on Global Sustainability and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Teixeira was also amongst the key leaders of Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and represented the Brazilian Government at the UN Climate Conference in Cancun and the UN Biodiversity Conference in Nagoya. She also led the Brazilian Delegation on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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Giovanni La Via

Member of the European Parliament, former Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health...

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Member of the European Parliament, former Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament

Giovanni La Via has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. He has been Rapporteur for the new Common Agricultural Policy (2014-2020) and General Rapporteur for the EU budget (2013). Since July 2014, he has served as Chairman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament. He was Regional Minister for Agriculture and Forest in Sicily (2006-2009) and is a full Professor at the University of Catania. As a delegate of the Rector of the University of Catania, he started and co-ordinated the “European Office” working on European projects planning and management between 1994 and 2000. He has been responsible for several research projects (Sprint, Rittz, Fair) and has been named as expert evaluator of the 5th RTD Framework Programme. He is the author of many scientific papers and articles published in referred national and international journals.

Confirmed Moderators (in alphabetical order)

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Scheherazade Daneshkhu

Journalist

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Scheherazade Daneshkhu is Consumer Industries Editor for the Financial Times, covering food and beverage producers and fast-moving consumer goods. She has been a staff journalist at the Financial Times for the past 27 years, joining the media organisation in 1990. Prior to her current job, she was Paris correspondent, covering French banking and consumer industries, including the luxury sector. Her previous roles include Economics Correspondent, Leisure Industries Correspondent, personal finance writer and she has also covered Iran for the paper. She worked previously for the Institute of Petroleum in London, W1, now known at the Energy Institute. She has a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics, and a BA honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. She has broadcast for BBC television and radio and anchored debates at international institutions, including the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Scheherazade speaks English, French and Persian.

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Stephen Sackur

Journalist

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Stephen Sackur has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986. Since becoming presenter of HARDtalk in 2004, he has interviewed prominent international personalities, cultural figures, leaders and politicians from around the world. Before taking over on the BBC News Channel and BBC World flagship current affairs interview programme, he was based in Brussels for three years as the BBC's Europe Correspondent.

Agenda

Mar 28, 2017

09:00 - 17:00 (CET)

09:00 - 09:10 (CET)

Introduction

Introductory comments

Stephen Sackur, Journalist
Scheherazade Daneshkhu, Journalist

09:10 - 09:25 (CET)

Opening

Opening statement

Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2017, Chairman RISE Foundation

09:25 - 10:20 (CET)

Opening Keynote Address

The importance of agriculture for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and
how cooperation can be triggered amongst all societal stakeholders

Kofi Annan, Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation,

7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Laureate

Questions & answers
Moderator: Stephen Sackur, Journalist
Joined by: Janez Potočnik (Chair FFA), Thierry de l’Escaille (ELO) & Erik Fyrwald (Syngenta)

10:20 - 11:20 (CET)

Session 1

The impact of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on policy-making: enabling change

Keynote addresses:

Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Racing, and Associate Minister for
Economic Development, New Zealand
Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Discussants:

Izabella Teixeira, former Minister of Environment, Brazil
Olivier De Schutter, Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems – IPES-Food

Questions & answers
Moderator: Stephen Sackur, Journalist

11:20 - 11:30 (CET)

Special Address

10 year special address

Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach, Chair FFA2008-2014

11:30 - 12:00 (CET)

Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00 (CET)

Session 2

Is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fit for the SDG age?!

Keynote address:
Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Discussants:
Allan Buckwell, Director of the RISE study on ‘CAP: thinking out of the box’
Giovanni La Via, Member of the European Parliament, former Chair of the Committee on the Environment,
Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, President, Familienbetriebe Land und Forst

Questions & answers
Moderator: Stephen Sackur, Journalist

12:00 - 14:15 (CET)

Networking lunch break

14:15 - 14:45 (CET)

Keynote Address

Towards a circular and regenerative food system

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Questions & answers
Moderator: Scheherazade Daneshkhu, Journalist

14:45 - 15:45 (CET)

Best Practice Examples

Practical implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: what are the
current best practices in Europe and around the world?

Jacob van den Borne, Owner, Van den Borne Aardappelen
Leontino Balbo Junior, Executive Vice-President of Native, a company of Balbo Group
Allan Savory, Founder and President, Savory Institute

Questions & answers
Moderator: Scheherazade Daneshkhu, Journalist

15:45 - 16:45 (CET)

Session 3

Driving sustainable food chain transition: how to turn challenges into opportunities?

Keynote address:

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission
Discussants:
Genevieve Pons, Director, WWF European Policy Office
Jon Parr, President, Global Crop Protection and EAME, LATAM & APAC, Syngenta
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Questions & answers
Moderator: Scheherazade Daneshkhu, Journalist

16:45 - 17:00 (CET)

Closing

Closing statement

Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2017, Chairman RISE Foundation

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