On Tuesday 31 March the 8th Forum for the Future of Agriculture was held in Brussels. This year's agenda focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A new momentum for European agriculture.
Speakers included Janez Potočnik, the Chair FFA2015 and Chairman Rise Foundation, Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission, and Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
The Forum for the Future of Agriculture was created as a means in which the future of agriculture could be debated from a European perspective and where the main challenges of the sector could be addressed and the necessary responses understood, discussed and agreed. The purpose of these Forums is to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture, and assess what should and what can be achieved over time, attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security.
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