Regional Forum for the Future of Agriculture Ukraine - October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:15 - 15:00 (CET)

Regional Forum for the Future of Agriculture Ukraine – October 25, 2018

Each year, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) meets twice in different European regions. The second event of 2018 took place on October 25 in Kiev (Ukraine) to discuss food and environmental security in global and local contexts as well as access to new technologies. These topics were chosen to highlight both the Ukrainian and European state of play regarding food production, environmental protection and global competitiveness.


Oct 25, 2018

10:15 - 15:00 (CET)

10:15 - 10:30 (CET)


Welcome and Introduction by Pierre-Olivier Drège, ELO President
Welcome by Borna Duvnjak, Deutz-Fahr

10:30 - 11:45 (CET)

Panel 1: Food and Environmental Security in global and local contexts

Keynote speaker:
– Dr Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the IJN organisations in Rome, Chair of the FAO Programme Committee


– Oleksiy Pavlenko, former Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine
– Kazys Starkevicius, member of the Lithuanian Parliament, former Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture
– Oleksandr Bakumenko, Committee of the Supreme Council of Ukraine on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations
– Vitaliy Bashynskyi, Head of Social council of State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection
– Olha Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine
Moderator: Helen Volska, Managing Partner & Director, EBS

11:45 - 13:00 (CET)

Panel 2: Access to New technologies

Keynote speaker
– Lesya Kuzmenko, EBRD Deputy Head Ukraine, ICA (Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness)


– Oleksandr Zemoyda, General Director of Strategic Planning and European Integration Directorate, Ministry of Agrarian policy and Food, Ukraine
– Gautier Maupu, Senior Consultant, Agritel
– Xavier Leprince, Head Business Sustainability EAME, Syngenta
– Hendrik Bourgeois, Vice President Corporate Affairs EMEA, Cargill

Moderator: Taras Vysotskyi, Ukrainian AgriBuisness Club – UCAB

13:05 - 13:15 (CET)

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