Partners in Dialogue on “Food security and the future of livestock production”
Evening of discussion on
on 29 November 2012 at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.
Tackling the growing demand for food without compromising environmental, economic, energetic and social concerns is certainly the next major challenge for the agricultural sector.
In a world of limited resources, livestock production is at the heart of this challenge. Demand for livestock products is likely to grow given the increasing population and rise in income. At the same time, energy needs will intensify. In this global competition for farmland, which production should have the priority (vegetable, animal, biofuel)?
Recent escalations in animal feed prices have also raised the question of the sustainability of our livestock production models. How we produce, transport and consume plays a key role to ensure long-term food security without harming the environment. How well do the agricultural policies under discussion both in Switzerland and in the EU respond to this need for efficiency and sustainability along the livestock sector chain? What else must be done to further promote innovation, improve agricultural practices, regulatory frameworks and infrastructures as well as foster new consumption patterns?
Panel discussion with:
Mr Manfred Bötsch, Director of the Division Business Development, Micarna SA Former Director General at the Federal Office for Agriculture
Mr Christof Dietler, Director of „Agrarallianz“ (platform for farmers and consumer organisations, nature conservancy, ecology and animal protection as well as development cooperation); Co-partner of marketing agency pluswert
Mr Georg Häusler, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Dacian Ciolos, Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Prof. dr. Siem Korver, Director Corporate Public Affairs, VION Food Group
17 October -14.00
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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.
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.
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When: Monday, 25 February, 11.30 a.m.
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FoodDrinkEurope President, Jesús Serafín Pérez, cordially invites you to the launch event of ‘Every Crumb Counts’, the Joint Stakeholder Declaration on Food Wastage.
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