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Programme
 
Short Overview:
30 May
All day
Pre-conference excursion to an organic farm at Karcag
 
31 May
14.00-16.15
16.15-16.45
16.45-19.00
19.40
20.00
Opening Panel
Coffee break
Policy leaders’ panel
Bus transfer
Gala Dinner
 
1 June
9.00
9.15 – 12.00
12.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 17.00
Opening
Workshops
Lunch Break
Afternoon session: Reports from Workshops, Final panel discussion: The future of food and farming, Conclusions

 


 

Full programme:
31 May 2011
Time
Speaker/topic
12.00-14.00
Arrival and registration
 
14.00
 
Welcome notes:
  • József Ángyán, State Secretary for Parliamentary Relations, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary
  • Gábor Czeller,President of Hungarian Biokultúra Federation
  • Thomas Fertl, Vice President IFOAM EU Group
 
Opening panel
State of play, challenges and visions for food and farming in the EU and beyond
14.20
 
Moderation: Thomas Fertl, Vice president of IFOAM EU Group
·         Olivier De Schutter (Video Message), United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Agro-ecology as food concept of the future
·         Péter Roszik, Executive Director Biokontroll Hungaria: Organic farming's impulse for rural development in new member states (ppt presentation)
·         Stephan Dabbert, Professor for Production Theory and Resource Economics, University Hohenheim, Institute of Farm Management: A consistent policy framework for organic farming towards 2020 (ppt presentation)
·         Catherine Darrot,FAAN: Developing sustainable rural economies by promoting local processing and marketing (ppt presentation)
·         Karl Huober, Board member AOEL, Director Huober Brezel: Organic manufacturing as driver for the development of organic farming
Discussion with additional panelists
-          Thomas Dosch, Vice President of IFOAM EU Group
 
16.15-16.45
Coffee break
 
Policy leaders’ panel
16.45
 
Moderation: Marco Schlüter, Director IFOAM EU Group
  • Sándor Fazekas,Minister for Rural Development, Hungary; EU Presidency: The Hungarian EU Presidency one month before the hand over – retrospective and prospect on the CAP reform process
  • Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development: EU policies to shape future farming – CAP, innovation partnerships and the role of organic food and farming
  • Marek Sawicki, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland: The Polish EU Presidency: Agenda for food and farm policies
  • Paolo de Castro, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Parliament: The importance of a common EU agricultural policy for sustainable food production in different European regions
  • Christopher Stopes, President of the IFOAM EU Group: Mainstreaming sustainability – consistent EU policies to shape a food and farm sector that faces future challenges
 
19.00
 
19.40
Possibility of guided visit of Gödöllő castle
 
Bus transfer
 
20.00
Gala dinner at Lázár Lovaspark
 
 
1 June, 2011
Time
Speaker/topic
9.00
Opening second day; Distribution to workshop rooms
 
9.15 -12.00
Workshops
 
Workshop 1
9.15
Organic farming as engine for rural economies in new member states
Moderation: Bernd Jansen, EkoConnect
Overview and outlook:
-         Imre Kovach, Institute for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Science: Organic farming in new Member States – state of play and future prospects (ppt presentation)
-         Eva Acs, Kishantos, Rural Development Centre, Hungary: How organic farming can become the engine for rural economies in new member states (ppt presentation)
Best practice examples
Local, regional and domestic market development:
-         Anamarija Slabe, Institute for Sustainable Development: Local markets and market development in Slovenia (ppt presentation)
-         Darko Znaor, Avalon Foundation: What Can Organic Farming Deliver? Lessons Learnt From 20 Years Organic Pioneering Projects in New Member States (ppt presentation)
Large scale:
-         Andrejs Hansons, Project Manager, Culinar: Organic potato starch production in Latvia (ppt presentation)
-         Mariusz Kusmierek, Bio-Concept Gardenia: Organic fruit and vegetable processing in Poland (ppt presentation)
Discussion
 
Workshop 2
9.15
 
The future CAP - Organic farming as an instrument for quality and sustainability
Moderation: Thomas Fertl, Vice president of IFOAM EU Group
-         Anne Luik, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Research Centre of Organic Farming: Meeting the environmental challenges in farming - organic as best practice model (ppt presentation)
-         Alessandro Triantafyllidis, IFOAM EU Group: Key demands of the organic sector for a sustainable CAP (ppt presentation)
-         Samuel Feret, ARC 2020: Mobilising the civil society for a sustainable boost of rural areas (ppt presentation)
-         Szilvia Bősze, European Commission, DG Environment: How much greening does the CAP need to reach the EU 2020 Biodiversity target on farm land? (ppt presentation)
-         Rok Sedminek, Vice President CEJA: The new CAP- A perspective for young farmers
    -    Vincent Labarthe, AREPO (European Association of           Geographical Indications): The role of quality products           in the CAP
 
Workshop 3
9.15
 
A consistent policy for organic food and farming on national and EU level
Moderation: Nic Lampkin, Elm Farm Research Center
-         Jean-François Hulot, European Commission, Head of Unit Organic food and farming: The European Organic Action Plan – successes, challenges, steps to follow (ppt presentation)
Organic action plans:
-         Andrea Hrabalová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information , Brno, Czech Republic:The Czech organic action plan – best practices and lessons learnt (ppt presentation)
-         Alistair Prior, Head of Industry Liaison Team, Food &Drink Division, Scottish Government: The Scottish Organic Action Plan (ppt presentation)
Promotion Programmes:
-         Andrea Ferrante, AIAB, Italy: EU food promotion programmes for the development of organic markets – assets and weaknesses
Rural Development
-         Jürn Sanders, Institute for Farm Economics, VTI, Germany: Policy frameworks for organic support payments (ppt presentation)
Discussion with additional panelist
-         Stephan Dabbert, Professor for Production Theory and Resource Economics, University Hohenheim, Institute of Farm Management
 
12.00-13.30        Lunch break
 
Afternoon session 1st June
13.30
Reports from Workshops
Moderation: Rose O'Donovan, Agra Facts
-         Guntra Aistara, Central European University, Report workshop 1: Organic farming as engine for rural economies in new member states (ppt presentation)
-         Trees Robijns, BirdLife International, Report workshop 2: The future CAP - Organic farming as an instrument for quality and sustainability (ppt presentation)
-        Julien Adda, FNAB France, Report workshop 3: A consistent policy for organic food and farming on national and EU level
 
 
1st June
14.15
Final panel discussion: The future of food and farming
Moderation: Stephan Dabbert, Professor for Production Theory and Resource Economics, University Hohenheim, Institute of Farm Management
Key note speech:
  • Jørgen E. Olesen, Faculty of agricultural sciences, Aarhus University: Food production of tomorrow (ppt presentation)
Discussion with additional panelists:
  • Andrea Ferrante, AIAB and European Coordination of Via Campesina
  • Jean Francois Hulot, European Commission, Head of Organic Unit
  • Istvan Farkas, FOE Hungary, Director
  • Rok Sedminek, Vice President CEJA
  • Zsuzsa Bardócz, Scientist, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • Arnd Spahn, EFFAT (European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism)
 
16.30
Conclusions
·         József Ángyán, State Secretary for Parliamentary Relations, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary
·         Christopher Stopes, President of the IFOAM EU Group
 
17.00                    End of conference
 

 

 
 
 
 

Organisers:    
IFOAM EU LOGO

EU 2011.hu

EU Hungarian Presidency

Co-Organisers:    
BIOKULTURA BIOKONTROLL