Where agriculture & environment meet for an open dialogue


FFA2020 cancellation
Statement from the FFA partners
The FFA partners have announced that the 2020 Forum for the Future of Agriculture, scheduled to take place at The Square, Brussels, on Tuesday, March 31 will be cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Europe. This follows the announcement by the local authorities that events of 1,000 or more people cannot go ahead until after March 31.

The FFA organisers explained that the safety and wellbeing of our guests, speakers, staff and partners is their number one priority. It is therefore our responsibility to take into full consideration the latest developments concerning the worldwide spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, including the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation that individuals "promote social distancing" and apply local regulations. The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are becoming evident across all aspects of our lives across the world. With many of our participants, including speakers, facing potential travel restrictions we also do not want to reduce the high quality inputs and dialogue that FFA has become well known for. The decision has therefore been made to not go ahead with this year’s event.

We thank all those speakers, staff and others who have worked to deliver what promised to be another premier event.

What is FFA?

The annual conference of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture takes place every spring in Brussels, and it has a program of activity focused on the food and environmental security agenda. The FFA Brussels is accompanied every year by regional conferences across Europe.

The purpose of the FFA is to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture and assess what should and what can be achieved over time, attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security.

We hope you can join us in Brussels for the next FFA - where agriculture and environment meet for an open dialogue.

Why should you attend FFA?

Every year, the Forum brings together leading speakers to discuss the key areas affecting agriculture and the environment. Through inspiring speeches and thought-provoking panel sessions, you can discover more about the solutions and change that will be required to help ensure that agriculture and the environment can continue in a sustainable way whilst ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals are met and we protect and enhance our planet.

Who should attend FFA?

The Forum is now established as the premier meeting place for those who have a stake in the future of agriculture and has been addressed by European Commissioners, MEPs, National Government Ministers, Industry Leaders, Academics, NGOs, International Organisations, including OECD and FAO. It is free to register for FFA and it is open to anyone with an interest in agriculture, the environment, climate change, the food system or any other aspect of sustainable food production.

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