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November 30, 2017 | Paris

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUMMIT 2017

Putting Sustainability on Europe’s Farm-to-Fork Menu

Europe’s agriculture and food industry is at a crossroads: It faces pressure from consumers and government to more sustainably plant, produce, process, label, and distribute the Continent’s world-renowned food and beverages. And this is a pivotal year, with France’s Special Convention on food, proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, Brexit, and growing consumer awareness about food traceability and safety. How can Europe cope with population growth that may require a 70% increase in agricultural production by 2050 and adopt sustainable practices in every link of the food chain to build a circular economy that will protect essential resources?

On November 30, 2017, POLITICO will gather 130+ farmers, policymakers and agriculture and food industry experts for the first Agriculture & Food Summit, in Paris. From farms to forks, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable food production and the ways in which our growing world is inspiring innovation and industry potential.

WHAT WE'LL ASK

foodProduction

What exactly would it mean to achieve a sustainable food production process in the context of the various challenges facing the agri-food industry in Europe?

protectionism

With the rise in protectionism, how do we reconcile a fractured Single Market?

european union

Will the European Commission’s Communication on CAP – due by the end of 2017 – be supportive of sustainable initiatives?

foodSecurity

With all eyes on food traceability and food security, what is the relationship between pesticides and sustainable farming in the foreseeable future?

Precision

Precision farming and emerging technologies are crucial to maintaining a competitive agri industry, but how can we make these technologies more accessible and affordable?

euro

With farmers facing unprecedented pressure, how can we protect them from the fallout associated with the financial hardships?

FEATURING

Rukwied

JOACHIM RUKWIED
President,
German Farmers’ Association

Fazekassandor

Sandor Fazekas
Minister of Agriculture,
HUNGARY

AntheaMcIntyre

Anthea Mcintyre
MEP (ECR), Rapporteur for Technological Solutions to sustainable agriculture in the EU,
European Parliament

MeurigRaymond

Meurig Raymond
PRESIDENT,
NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION

FOUNDING PARTNER

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SPONSORS

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LEAD SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION

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With the Support of

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