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Tuesday 20 March, 2012


18:00 – 18:40

Registration & Drinks Reception

Please be advised that registered delegates will need to arrive before 18:40 in order to take their seats in good time. Canapes will be served in addition to both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

18:40 – 18:45

Welcoming Remarks

Dil Peeling, Director of Public Affairs, Compassion in World Farming

18:45 – 20:10

Keynote Speeches

18:45 – 19:00

View from the European Commission

Despina Spanou, Principal Advisor, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

19:00 – 19:20

How can we achieve sustainable livestock farming in developing countries?

Modibo Traoré, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Dept, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

19:20 – 19:40

Managing the transition towards sustainable food systems

Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, United Nations

19:40 – 19:50

Supporting food security and sustainable farming in developing countries

Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit DEVCO/C1, EuropeAid, European Commission

19:50 – 20:05

Towards a greener agriculture

Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau

20:05 – 20:20

A vision for the future of farming

Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive, Compassion in World Farming

20:20 – 20:50

Panel Discussion & Q&A

20:50 – 21:00

Closing Remarks from the Chair

21:00 – 22:00

Event Close & Drinks Reception

Guests are invited to network and discuss over drinks the issues covered during the event.



Tuesday 20 March, 2012
18.00 to 22.00




La Bibliothèque Solvay

Parc Léopold
rue Belliard 137
1040 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0) 2 738 75 96



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