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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE: Conference „Ensuring Food Security: Estonia, Europe, the World“ (in the context of CAP future)

Time: 15.06.2011

Place: Dorpat Conference Centre in Tartu

Sihtgrupp: Undertakings and organisations engaged in the rural economy

Üritus Registreerunute nimekiri


             

The objective of the conference was to give an overview of live rural and agricultural policy developments, particularly of the new challenges the European Union and the world have to face, and to improve the dialogue between rural entrepreneurs/agricultural producers and politicians. The intention was to open the subject of the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy and food security as widely as possible. Therefore, representatives of different countries had been invited to take the floor at the conference.

Conference presentation you will find below and conference webcast you can see:

Invitation

Practical information

Tartu cItyplan

In 14th of June Estonian University of Life Sciences organised a seminar on the development of Estonian rural economy, that was a prologue of the conference. More information www.maainfo.ee...

Working languages of the conference were English and Estonian.

Chairman of the conference is Andres OOPKAUP, Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Trade Policies, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Estonia

AGENDA of the conference :

 WEDNESDAY, 15 June 2011

 9.30 - 10.00 Arrival and welcome coffee

 PLENARY MEETING

10.00 - 10.20 Address of welcome – Kalvi KÕVA, chairman of the Rural Affairs Committee of The Parlament of Estonia
10.20 - 10.50

Future of the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of innovation and food security – Sören KISSMEYER-NIELSSEN,  head of Unit of Rural Development Programmes of the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • PRESENTATION (in English)
10.50 - 11.20

Opportunities of Estonian agriculture and food security – Mati KOPPEL, director of Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute

  • PRESENTATION (in Estonian)
11.20 - 11.50

Challenges related to global food security and the relevant role of Europe – Ruve ŠANK, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

  • PRESENTATION (in English)
11.50 - 12.00 Questions
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

WORKING GROUPS (simultaneous)

13.30 - 15.30

Working group A - Food Security

Food security – an obligation of each country or a global commitment? What can Estonia offer? Global challenges related to food security? What are the opportunities of Estonia to be represented on the world market? How could we make use of Estonian weaknesses (peripherisation and low density of population) for food production?

  • Chair Sirje POTISSEPP, director of the Association of Estonian Food Industry
  • Rapporteur Ants-Hannes VIIRA, Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Food security – an obligation of each country or a global commitment? – prof. Kostas KARANTININIS, University of Kopenhagen, Denmark
    • PRESENTATION (in English)
  • What is the unused potential of Estonia to ensure food security? – Estonian speaker Olav KREEN, agricultural producer
    • PRESENTATION (in Estonian)
  • Discussion
13.30 - 15.30

Worging group B - Environment and climate change

How to link two big goals – alleviation of climate change and assurance of food security? What are the main challenges agricultural producers have to face and how to link environmental public goods to that? How to find balance between the provision of environmental public goods and demand?

  • Chair Aleksei LOTMAN, spokesperson of Estonian Greens
  • Rapporteur Kalev SEPP, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • The role of environmental public goods in delivering food security – Jana POLAKOVA, Instutute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
    • PRESENTATION (in English)
  • What are the main challenges agricultural producers have to face and how to link environmental public goods to that? – Estonian speaker Meelis MÕTTUS, agricultural producer
    • PRESENTATION (in Estonian)
  • Discussion

13.30 - 15.30

Working group C - Territorial balance

Key factors of the viability of rural areas – local resource and alternative possibilities to use it (marketing, services etc). Local initiative and local resource as factors to achieve territorial balance.

  • Chair Roomet SÕRMUS, chairman of Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce
  • Rapporteur Rando VÄRNIK, director of the Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • What are the opportunities to give value added to local recourses through alternative market channels (especially using ICT as a tool) John HANNAFIN, Tipperary Instutute, Ireland
    • PRESENTATION (in English)
  • Example – local resource and alternative marketing channels Estonian speaker Merle VALL, director of the NGO Tasty South-Estonia
    • PRESENTATION (in Estonian)
  • Discussion
15.30 - 16.15 Coffee break

  PLENARY MEETING

16.15 - 16.30

Working group A summary, main conclusions – Ants-Hannes VIIRA

  • SUMMARY (in Estonian)
16.30 - 16.45

Working group B summary, main conclusions – Kalev SEPP

  • SUMMARY (in Estonian)
16.45 - 17.00

Working group C summary, main conclusions – Rando VÄRNIK

  • SUMMARY (in Estonian)
 17.00 - 17.30 Summary – Toomas KEVVAI, Deputy Secretary General for Rural Development and Fisheries Policy, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Estonia

Additional information: Siim Tiidemann – email: siim.tiidemann@agri.ee ja Reve Lambur, email: reve@maainfo.ee

The organisation of the conference is financed from the technical assistance resources of the Rural Development Plan 2007–2013, available for rural network activities.

 

Viimati muudetud: 30.05.2012


 
 
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