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About the Forum for the Future of Agriculture FFA2014

 

Building on a rich six year history of free and open debates on the future of agriculture, the annual Forum for Agriculture (FFA) returned to Brussels on Tuesday 1st April. Currently in its 7th edition, the FFA2014 continued to be the premier meeting place for those who have a stake in the future of agriculture.

This year, both the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States, and sustainable food production were the key topics. FFA speakers and panellists examined what these issues and others meant for the future of EU agricultural production, environmental conservation and consumer’s well-being. International decision makers sought to uncover in their debates how best to reconcile crop production with ecological preservation, bringing inventive and stimulating solutions to the table.

The FFA, as always, convened luminaries from various leading international institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, the food/farming chain, NGOs, and businesses from every sector to present their views on global food security and sustainability.

Discussions were moderated by Stephen Sackur, from the BBC, and Matthew Dempsey, from "Irish Farmers Journal".

The FFA2014 lived up to its promise of being even more indispensable, engaging and exciting than ever!

To read the FFA2014 Report click here