Modern Farming in Europe: Innovation in the Driver’s Seat?
Modern Farming in Europe:
March 7, 2017, starting 6:30 p.m. CET
Innovation in the Driver’s Seat?
Running economically viable farming systems, being socially responsible and producing more without increasing the environmental footprint – these are some of the biggest challenges the agriculture sector is facing today. To address these challenges, agriculture has to be able to make the most of the full range of innovative solutions, approaches & technologies.
From crop development to managing livestock, the future of EU farming lies in innovation. It aims to resolve the most pressing issues from maximizing efficient use of natural resources via better management practices to implementing new technologies and to increasing know-how. However, in order for innovation to make its mark, knowledge has to be shared in a better way and ideas translated into practice, while engaging all generations of farmers.
Livestream of the Panel
Join us on 7 March when politico.eu. will be livestreaming the panel discussion on modern Farming in Europe, from Brussels starting at 6.30pm CET.Panelists:
- Paolo De Castro MEP, First Vice-Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General of DG AGRI responsible for General Aspects of Rural Development and Research, European Commission
- Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of COPA-COGECA
- Paula Triviño-Tarradas, Agronomist and Project Manager, The European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF)
Share and contribute to the live stream!
Be a part of the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #ModernFarmingEU. Share your ideas and opinions, and ask questions as they relate to the topics above.
It’s a wrap. The moderator’s called an end to the 'Modern Farming in Europe; Innovation in the Driving Seat?' event. A packed room saw broad agreement on the need to enable continued innovation in agriculture to ensure that farmers’ exceptional record in improving productivity continues. Plus the need to combine innovation and sustainability; and last but not least, to have trust in our farmers to implement innovative solutions. Thanks for joining.