Planting the Future: Opportunities and challenges for using crop genetic improvement technologies for sustainable agriculture
Agriculture faces major challenges to deliver food security at a time of increasing pressures from climate change, social and
economic inequity and instability, and the continuing need to avoid further loss in ecosystem biodiversity. The introduction of
new EU legislation requiring farmers to reduce reliance on crop protection chemicals creates additional challenges for
maintaining levels of crop productivity. The production of more food, more sustainably, requires the development of crops that
can make better use of limited resources and must harness the potential of biotechnology in all its facets.
A launch event for the new EASAC report presented by Professor Volker ter Meulen, Past President of EASAC and
the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina as well as IAP Co‐Chair, Germany.
Conclusions and recommendations will be presented by the member of the EASAC working group
Professor Ian Crute, United Kingdom.
Professor Walter Alhassan from the Project on Strengthening Capacity for Safe Biotechnology Management in sub‐
Sahara Africa (SABIMA), Ghana will speak about crop genetics and agricultural innovation in Africa.
Followed by a panel discussion with the following experts:
- Heribert Hirt (President, European Plant Science Organisation)
- Garlich von Essen (Secretary‐General, European Seeds Association)
- Tina Kyndt (Belgium Young Academy)
- Guy van den Eede (European Commission, Directorate‐General Joint Research Centre – JRC)
- MEP ‐ to be confirmed
The event will be followed by a reception.
For R E G I S T R A T I O N please follow this link: http://plantingthefuture.eventbrite.com/.
17 October -14.00
Session 1: Driving Sustainable Economic Recovery
18 October - 9.00am
Session 3: Creating Smart, Green Growth
Over the last three years, the RSPB, the UK’s BirdLife partner, has supported thousands of farmers to deliver a better environment through our ‘Birds Directive on Farmland‘ project.
Evening of discussion on
on 29 November 2012 at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.
The European Landowners’ Organization and its partners are delighted
to invite you to the upcoming conference entitled:
Towards a resource efficient agriculture in Europe: the role of research and technology for safe and healthy food
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council brings together every month Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture.
It discusses issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
Press breakfast briefing
CFP reform - background briefing ahead of key vote in European Parliament
When: Wednesday, 30 January - 8.30-9.30
When: Monday, 25 February, 11.30 a.m.
Where: Room ASP 05G02 European Parliament, Brussels
The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament invites you to a conference on "How GMO-free labelling of food products can contribute to increase GMO-free supplies for animal feed", co-hosted by MEPs José Bové, Jill Evans and Bart Staes.
The importance of Science in the agricultural sector is vital and the role of communicating this to a wider audience equally so.
The Protected Geographical Indication Pays d'Oc wines, the varietal wines French leader with an annual production of more than 6 millions of hectolitres, wish to gather and federate, around the concept of the wine under quality labels, the actors of theMediterranean regions of Europewho share wit
Conference on Land Issues in Europe: from Land Grabbing to Land Reform
25th of June 2013, from 9h00 till 12h30, European Parliament ASP 1G2 - Brussels
FoodDrinkEurope President, Jesús Serafín Pérez, cordially invites you to the launch event of ‘Every Crumb Counts’, the Joint Stakeholder Declaration on Food Wastage.
Join us for the launch of the Food & Beverage Sector results from the 14th edition of Edelman’s Trust Barometer followed by a discussion on “Trust and Food Safety throughout the Food Chain”.