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Date
Thursday, 20 November 2014

9:00

Duration
9h15

Agenda

Tuesday, October 7

The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Family Farming: growth and employment for EU rural areas.
Place: The Square, Brussels Meeting Centre, Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts – Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels

08.00

Coffee and Registration

09.00

Opening speeches by Copa President Albert Jan Maat (LTO, Netherlands) and Cogeca President Christian Pèes (Coop de France, France)

09.20

Italian Secretary of State for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Agriculture Council Presidency: CAP reform implementation, International Year of Family Farms and priority actions under the Presidency

09.45

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos: how can CAP reform beneft family farms and agri-cooperatives?

10.10

European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Chairman Mr Czeslaw Siekierski: New Parliament priorities and prospects for family farms and agri-cooperatives.

10.35

Latvian Secretary of State for Agriculture Aivars Lapins, next to hold EU Agriculture Council Presidency: Upcoming Latvian Presidency priorities and actions for family farms and cooperatives.

11.00

Coffee break

11.10

Copa Vice-President Ricardo Serra Arias (ASAJA, Spain): Farmers views on innovation and technology under the new CAP and how to ensure a productive EU agriculture and forestry sector

11.30

Panel Debate: how can competitiveness be improved in the Single Market and how can CAP reform respond?
Moderator: Xavier Simon , Agra Europe Copa Vice-President Xavier Beulin (FNSEA, France) ; MEP Michel Dantin (EPP, France) ; Copa Vice-President Harry Sinclair (UFU, Ulster); Dominique Michel (Eurocommerce); Robert Carlson (NFU, USA); Jean-Charles Bocquet (ECPA Director-General).

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.00

Press Conference

14.30

Presentations and Conclusions from Seminars

14.50

Wilhelm Molterer, Vice President and member of the management committee of the European Investment Bank: Opportunities for investment in the EU agriculture and forestry sector: creating green growth and rural employment

15.30

How to ensure the common nature of CAP reform in the future: Presentation: Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki

Panel debate:
Moderator: Ed Bray, Agra Facts

Panel: Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki; Director General of the Spanish Agriculture Ministry Fernando Miranda; Copa Vice- President Jerzy Chroscikowski (Solidarnosc, Poland); Cogeca Vice- President Thomas Magnusson (LRF, Sweden); Ms Slavova (EESC ); Joachim Rukwied (DBV, Germany); Jacob B.Hansen (Director- General, Fertilisers Europe asbl); Alejandro Bernal (Zoetis EVP & Area President EuAfME)

17.00

Challenges Facing Family Farms across the World:
FAO Ambassador for UN International Year of Family Farms Gerd Sonnleitner: Introductory remarks WFO Vice-President Dr Evelyn Nguleka: Challenges Facing Family Farms in Africa Vladimir N.Plotnikov, President Akkor: The Role of Family Farms in Russia Rolf Hackbart, FAO Deputy Director, Of􀂿ce for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development: Results from UN International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) and expectations for concluding FAO event

18.00

Copa President Albert Jan Maat (LTO, Netherlands), Cogeca Vice- President Maria Antónia Silva Figueiredo (Confagri, Portugal): conclusions and closing remarks

18.15-20.00

Reception at the Square