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Agriculture � the way towards sustainability and inclusiveness
21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

EU Pavilion, Athlete's Park

Organised by the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development and DG Development and Cooperation-EuropeAid

Agenda
Welcome and introductory remarks
�Loretta Dormal Marino, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Keynote speeches
�"Europe's path to sustainable agriculture", Dacian Cioloş, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
�"The role of inclusive agriculture in the context of 'An agenda for change'", Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development
�"Brazil's vision for sustainable agriculture", Minister Pepe Vargas, Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA)
�"The African Union's policy on sustainable agriculture", Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the
African Union

Presentations on best practices
�"The role of smallholder farmers in sustainable agriculture", Elisabeth Atangana, President of the Pan-African Farmers' Forum (PAFFO)
�"Sustainable and organic agriculture in practice", Andre Leu, President International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Open discussion with questions from the plenary - Moderator: Anya Sitaram, UK broadcaster and journalist

Closure
�Loretta Dormal Marino, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission


>> More details about programme, key speakers and venue: Agenda


Welcome and introductory remarks
�Loretta Dormal Marino, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission


Keynote speeches
�"Europe's path to sustainable agriculture", Dacian Cioloş, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development


�"The role of inclusive agriculture in the context of 'An agenda for change'", Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development


�"Brazil's vision for sustainable agriculture", Minister Pepe Vargas, Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA)


�"The African Union's policy on sustainable agriculture", Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the
African Union


Presentations on best practices
�"The role of smallholder farmers in sustainable agriculture", Elisabeth Atangana, President of the Pan-African Farmers' Forum (PAFFO)


�"Sustainable and organic agriculture in practice", Andre Leu, President International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)


Open discussion with questions from the plenary - Moderator: Anya Sitaram, UK broadcaster and journalist



Closure
�Loretta Dormal Marino, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission


>> More details about programme, key speakers and venue

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