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In our last interview from the Future of Agriculture series, we have to Franz Fischler, former European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, and now Chairman of the Rise Foundation, an organisation that supports rural development. The main focus of his position on the future development of the European agricultural sector is on the… » read more

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At the recent Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below), we asked Willem-Jan Laan, Director of Global External affairs at Unilever for his views on the future of agriculture and the role of technology within it. View his comments in the video below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/-sEQ0xyGPZI” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Another interview from the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below), this time with James S. Shikwati, an expert in African agriculture and Managing Director of Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), a think-tank based in Kenya that aims to develop strategies to bring prosperity to the African continent. We asked Mr Shikwati… » read more

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We have another interview from the Forum for the Future of Agriculture for you (see previous posts below), this time with Hervé Morize, Chairman of the Société des Agriculteurs de France, or the French association of farmers. Mr Morize dispels the myth that productivity and protection of the environment can not go hand in hand,… » read more

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At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below) we spoke to Luca Montaranella, who is with the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES). The IES is part of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Comission, its role being to provide scientific… » read more

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At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below), we spoke to Ariel Brunner, BirdLife International‘s EU Agriculture Policy Officer, about the importance of farmers having the right knowledge when applying technology, and the ways in which farmers can acquire this knowledge (he talks about training, incentives and regulation). He highlights that,… » read more

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At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, organised jointly by Syngenta and the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) last week, we spoke to Alexander Sarris, Director in the Commodities and Trade Division at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). He gave us some insights into the role of technology in agriculture, the productivity gap… » read more

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