Thursday, 20 November 2014
Due to a power outage, the webinar will start 10 minutes late.
Coffee and Registration
Opening speeches by Copa President Albert Jan Maat (LTO, Netherlands) and Cogeca President Christian Pèes (Coop de France, France)
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
European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos: how can CAP reform beneft family farms and agri-cooperatives?
European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Chairman Mr Czeslaw Siekierski: New Parliament priorities and prospects for family farms and agri-cooperatives.
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.
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
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).
Presentations and Conclusions from Seminars
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
How to ensure the common nature of CAP reform in the future: Presentation: Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki
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)
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, Ofce for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development: Results from UN International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) and expectations for concluding FAO event
Copa President Albert Jan Maat (LTO, Netherlands), Cogeca Vice- President Maria Antónia Silva Figueiredo (Confagri, Portugal): conclusions and closing remarks
Reception at the Square
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