How to feed the world in 2050?

04-12-2013 14:00 – 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - József Antall building Room JAN4Q2
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How to feed the world in 2050?

This workshop is focused on what is Europe’s role in feeding the world in 2050? It will bring the findings and the synthesis report of the five parallel studies related to ‘Technology options for feeding 10 billion people’, as well as presentations by high level scientists in the different topics.:

1.   The interaction between agriculture & climate change and between agriculture & biodiversity

2.   Plant breeding and innovative agriculture for sustainable intensification of crop production

3.   State-of-the-art report on 'Sustainable food processing’

4.   Options for cutting food waste

5.   Recycling crop and food residues for sustainable bioenergy and biomaterials


For the discussion, stakeholders from the farmers’ and food sector are represented too.


  Co-chaired by Kent Johannson,Vittorio Prodi and Giovanni La Via,
  MEP and STOA Panel Member

  Session 1: Agriculture (Sustainable intensification of European agriculture)

·         David Baldock – Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) - UK
Presentation of the synthesis report ‘Technology options for feeding 10 billion people’

·         Professor Charles Godfray – University of Oxford – UK
Sustainable intensification in agriculture

·         Professor José Lima Santos – Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, PT
How to encourage biodiversity friendly farming and climate change adaptation

Panel discussion on sustainable intensification of European agriculture with the speakers and a representative of COPA, the European farmers Association

·         Paulo Gouveia, Director of Copa-Cogeca,
representing the European farmers sector

Keynote speech: 'Food in times of scarcity and abundance'

Professor Louise Fresco - University of Amsterdam  - NL; author of the book 'Hamburgers in Paradise' (available in Dutch, currently being translated)

Session 2: Food (Sustainable options for feeding a growing global population)     

·        Dr. ir. Ben Langelaan - Wageningen University – NL
Sustainable food processing 

·         Ir. Toine Timmermans - Wageningen University – NL
Tips on cutting down your food waste

·         Maximilian Schroeder , European Parliament, Catering services - EP
Awareness raising of eco-footprint of dishes in the cantine

Panel discussion with the speakers and a representative of food industry

·        Joop Kleibeuker , EDA, on behalf of FoodDrinkEurope - BE
representing the European food industry

Forward looking reflections

by Prof. David Baldock and Prof. Louise Fresco

Closing remarks by the Chairs

Information: phone +32 2 28 44 545



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