By Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. One in nine people are currently going hungry and more frequent extreme weather events are threatening food security. But an opportunity to change… » read more
The idiocies of the food miles thesis, the idea that every nation should seek self-sufficiency in food production to save the planet from global warming have received a further boost from the UK’s National Farmers Union. In what must rank as one of its most misguided publicity stunts, the Union is urging the British people… » read more
6th September 2010 – The Forum for the Future of Agriculture’s meeting in Moscow has raised many important issues. These have included the necessity to build a greater understanding between the EU and Russia on agricultural policy and the need to establish closer links. In addition, leaders have been asked to work together and find… » read more
On the 6th September over 150 delegates are expected to attend the year’s second Regional Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Moscow. Important political leaders such as former EU Agriculture Commissioner, Franz Fischler, and Paolo De Castro (Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee), will join Russian Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik, and President… » read more
Blogactiv spoke to Mairead McGunness MEP at the 3rd Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels. She explains her hopes for a reformed Common Agricultural Policy and how any changes may impact farmers and consumers.
At FFA 2010, we spoke to Bernard Graciet, Head of EU Corporate Affairs for Syngenta. He explains why he believes that in the short-term, the agricultural world needs to be more organised if it is to prevent another food crisis. He is, however, very hopeful that the world can feed a larger population in the… » read more