Innovation Conference

2021 EDITION

Innovation Conference 2021

What role will and should agri-technologies play in the delivering of the F2F strategy?


Tue, 23 February 2021 
15:30 – 17:00 CET

Online Event

During the conference, we explored what role innovation could play in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. What is the EU's plan for innovation in agriculture? What technologies which are currently available or developed could help farmers meet the F2F targets? During this event, we both took the perspective from the policy-maker, the industry as well as from the farm-level.

We explored how agricultural innovation can contribute to achieving the goals set out by the Paris Climate Agreement. Speakers introduced the innovative solutions they are developing for making the EU climate positive. What political and practical challenges do they foresee? How to scale-up successful experiments?

Find the recording of the conference HERE> https://www.gotostage.com/channel/ad540735f685407895237b7f51979bd3/recording/825bdbccc5dc4401ac524d6f4f2f5193/watch

 

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2020 EDITION

Innovation Conference 9

 

Hosted by Martin Hlaváฤek MEP

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building - Room 5B1

 

Explore how agricultural innovation can contribute to achieving the goals set out by the Paris Climate Agreement. Speakers will introduce the innovative solutions they are developing for making the EU climate positive. What political and practical challenges do they foresee? How to scale-up successful experiments?

AGENDA:

Opening speech

Martin Hlaváฤek, MEP, Renew Europe Group

Keynote speech

Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, Head of EU Affairs and former President, Familienbetriebe Land und Forst

Panel 1: Innovation through technology

Andreas Huber, Integrated Field Sciences EMEA Leader at Corteva

Pedro Carillo Donaire, Founder & CEO EC2CE

Panel 2: Innovation in farm practices

Chiara Manoli, Regulatory Affairs, ILSA

Saskia Visser, Program leader Sustainable Land Use, Wageningen University

Jürgen Vangeyte, Scientific Director Agricultural Engineering, ILVO

 

2019 EDITION

Conference 2019

The future of the agricultural sector faces a number of serious challenges now and in the coming decades. Climate change, increasing yields for a growing global population, increasing resistance against new and existing threats, and creating sustainable land use. While these challenges and their solutions are manifold, innovations in the seed breeding sector – especially new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 – promise to assist in answering these challenges. However, the European Court of Justice has decided that these new techniques should fall under the restrictive European legislation on GMOs, and this may seriously hinder their uptake and field use in Europe.

During the conference, we will examine the consequences of the Court decision for the future of plant breeding in Europe, how to move forward, as well as practical farm problems that could be resolved through these technologies.

 

Hosted by Anne Schreijer-Pierik MEP

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
from 16:30 to 18:30
European Parliament Room PHS 4 B 001 

 

2015 EDITION

 

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Agricultural trends and the role of technology: challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’ food production

1st December 2015

12:30-16h45

Brussels Press Club- Rue Froissart 93; 1040 Brussels

 

The development of drone technologies for the farming sector, but also mobile applications and use of GPS, is increasingly transforming the agricultural activities, requiring also from farmer and manager a different kind of knowledge. The integration of digital technology in agriculture and the data flow collected can help to better manage resources and production. But  global trend between the development of food demand seem to challenge the sustainability of the food production. Can these technologies help achieving a low-input agriculture? How far can we go, and how accessible are these technologies for farmers? Finally, what policy environment for these technologies in terms of data protection and data ownership?

Program and Speakers' biography

This event was free of charge and is has been made possible thanks to the kind support of: Deutz-Fahr, BASF and Yara.

 

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Speakers' presentations:

- Welcoming speech, Thierry de l'Escaille, ELO Secretary General

Achim Dobermann, Director, Rothamsted Research Institute as the Keynote

- Ana Cuadrado Galvin, REsearch Programme Officer, Research & Innovation Unit, DG AGRI, EC

Frits van Evert, Professor, Plant Research International, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Rudolf Tornerhjelm, Estate manager, Swedish Landowners’ Association

Massimo Ribaldone, Director for R&D, Same Deutz- Fahr

- Walter Haefeker, President, European Professional Beekeeping Association

- Concluding remarks, Thierry de l'Escaille, ELO Secretary General

 

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