Where agriculture & environment meet

Meeting the food and environment challenge

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has been contributing to the debate on agriculture and the environment in Brussels since 2008. The FFA is now firmly established as the premier event where agriculture and environment meet each year. Join us for the 10th FFA on March 28, 2017.
FFA2016

The Sustainable Development Goals implementation: no time for business as usual

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FFA2015

UN Sustainable Development Goals: A new momentum for European agriculture

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FFA2014

How to sustainably produce more with less and trade better

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The Sustainable Development Goals implementation: no time for business as usual

The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) returned on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 for another stimulating debate on the future of European and world agriculture. This year’s FFA was the first to take place since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 and looked at what this means for agriculture and the environment in Europe and around the world. Now that the broad agenda has been set, what concrete steps are needed to put it into practice? And is business as usual really an option anymore in the face of the enormous social, environmental, economic challenges that lie ahead?
UN Sustainable Development Goals: A new momentum for European agriculture.

Building on a rich seven year history of free and open debates on the future of agriculture, the annual Forum for Agriculture (FFA) was back in Brussels on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The agenda focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A new momentum for European agriculture. At FFA2015 speakers and panellists examined key issues for the future of EU agricultural production, environmental conservation and consumer’s well-being. International decision makers sought to uncover in their debates how to best reconcile crop production with ecological preservation, bringing inventive and stimulating solutions to the table.
How to sustainably produce more with less and trade better.

The annual Forum for Agriculture (FFA) took place Brussels on Tuesday April 1, 2014. At FFA2014, 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 consumers' well-being. International decision makers sought to uncover in their debates how best to reconcile crop production with ecological preservation.
FFA2013

Meeting the food & environmental challenge: sustainable intensification of food production

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FFA2012

Meeting the food & environmental challenge: resource efficiency, innovation and governance

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FFA2011

Refocusing security on food and nature – CAP renewal for better farming

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Meeting the food & environmental challenge: sustainable intensification of food production

The sixth FFA called on European and World leaders to seriously address the imbalances in the global food and agriculture system and provide solutions to the following key challenges - Enable Africa to feed itself and enhancing innovation and the sustainable intensification of food production. While Africa needs to sustainably increase its production through indigenous growth, coupled with more foreign investments and the genuine political will to improve the lives of African citizens, Europe has to increase its production on the available land while preserving ecosystems and biodiversity and using fewer resources by applying state-of-the art science and innovation.
Meeting the food & environmental challenge: resource efficiency, innovation and governance.

The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA 2012) was held in Brussels on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Following the success of previous editions, this one saw over 1,200 participants joining distinguished speakers and participating in thought-provoking debates and discussions on 'Meeting the Food & Environmental Challenge'.
Refocusing security on food and nature - CAP renewal for better farming.

The conference addressed the state of Common Agriculture Policy, challenges that land managers currently face, and possible solutions to achieve better farming. In particular, the 4th Forum for the Future of Agriculture focused on: 'Knowledge based Agriculture, Sustainability and environmental security in farming', 'Riches and servitudes of the food chain' and 'Rural areas: Are they losers of globalisation?'
FFA2010

The economics and politics of food vs. climate change

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FFA2009

The global financial and economic crisis: the challenge of financing and governing food and environmental security

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FFA2008

Food and Environmental Security

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The economics and politics of food vs. climate change.

The Forum focused on global challenges, including food security, climate change and environmental degradation, showing how they must be tackled. Failure to act will have detrimental effects on food production, the environment and climate in the future. The issue was further explored in Budapest (3rd June 2010) and Moscow (6th September 2010) in regional conferences.
The global financial and economic crisis: the challenge of financing and governing food and environmental security.

The FFA 2009 proceeded with the debate and worked with stakeholders in tracking the development of European agricultural and environmental policy. Over 500 delegates and speakers attended the forum. Three regional conferences were organised to expand on these issues: Madrid (13th May 2009), Milan (18th May 2009) and Kiev (27th May 2009).
Food and Environmental Security.

The food crisis was the main topic during the first Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels. The debates opened by the inaugural Forum were then continued during a regional conference in May in Wroclaw (Poland), with a special focus on the agriculture of New Members States.