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Speeches

On this page are links to speeches from FFA2017.
To watch the video presentations from FFA2017 click here >
Opening statement
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2017, Chairman RISE Foundation
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Letter from the Cardinal Secretary of State on behalf of the Holy Father to the Tenth Forum for the Future of Agriculture
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The Importance of Agriculture for Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
Kofi Annan, Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Laureate
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The impact of the UN's Sustainble Development Goals on policy-making: enabling change
Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Racing, and Associate Minister for Economic Development, New Zealand
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The impact of the UN's Sustainble Development Goals on policy-making: enabling change
Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD)
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10 year special address
Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach, Chair FFA2008-2014
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Is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fit for the SDG age?
Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
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Driving sustainable food chain transition: how to turn challenges into opportunities?
Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competiveness, European Commission
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Practical implementation of the UN’s SDGs: what are the current best practices in Europe and around the world?
Allan Savory, Founder and President, Savory Institute
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Previous years
To see speeches and other materials from FFA2016 click here >