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Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA2020) - Accelerating change

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) is where agriculture and environment meet for an open dialogue.


Since 2008, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has contributed to the debate on agriculture and the environment. FFA2020 will again provide an open and inclusive setting to discuss the role of farmers, government, industry and citizens in ensuring that future farming models protect the environment and produce nutritious food that supports healthy lifestyles. FFA2020 will continue this tradition by focusing on ways to accelerate change to sustainable, climate-friendly farming and healthy food.

Under the direction of FFA Chairman and former EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnick, FFA2020 will bring together high-level speakers from EU and international institutions, academia, civil society, non-governmental organisations, the farming world and business.

Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order) include

  • Dr Bruce Campbell - Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Teresa Dent CBE - Chief Executive, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
  • Dr Qu Dongyu - Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Erik Fyrwald - Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta & Chairman, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Dr John Gilliland OBE - Director of Agriculture and Sustainability, Devenish
  • António Guterres - Secretary-General of the United Nations (by video message)
  • Pascal Hardy - Founder, Agripolis, Paris, France
  • Sabine Jülicher - Director for food and feed safety, innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Dr Agnes Kalibata - President, AGRA and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
  • Rose Marcario - President and CEO, Patagonia
  • Ted McKinney - Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Leonardo Mirone - Purchasing Director, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli
  • David Nabarro - Strategic Director, 4SDural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Janez Potočnik - Chair FFA2020, Chairman RISE Foundation
  • Terry Tamminen - President/Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors
  • Jeanette Wong - Co-Founder, The Clean Kilo

We look forward to welcoming you to FFA2020 - Accelerating change.


31 Mar 2020 @ 08:45 am

31 Mar 2020 @ 04:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours, 15 minutes


Square Brussels

rue Mont des Arts B-1000 Brussels

1000 Brussel


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