Speeches

Below you can find links to available speeches from FFA.
FFA2020 (FFA Regional Online Live)

Janez Potočnik opening speech click here >

FFA2019

Janez Potočnik opening speech click here >

Janez Potočnik closing speech click here >

Commissioner Hogan speech  click here >

FFA2018

Opening statement
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2018, Chairman RISE Foundation - Read speech >

Future for EU farming: Could EU agriculture survive without the CAP?
Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
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Closing statement
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2018, Chairman RISE Foundation - Read speech >

FFA2017

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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FFA2016

Opening Statements (FFA2016)
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2016, Chairman RISE Foundation
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The environmental dimension of the new agenda for sustainable development (FFA2016)
Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General, United Nations (UN) and Executive Director, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
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SDGs: Transforming the agricultural model: what needs to change and what are the solutions? A political debate (FFA2016)
José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
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SDGs and the economic model: what needs to change? (FFA2016)
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University
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Disrupting and rethinking the innovation model to achieve the SDGs (FFA2016)
John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
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Closing statements (FFA2016)
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2016, Chairman RISE Foundation
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