WORKING SESSION on “digital farming: how to deliver economic and environmental performance”
The session was structured as followed:
Opening remarks by Alina Ujupan, Cabinet Member of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner in charge of the Digital Economy and Society.
Challenges and potential :
– On-going developments in the wine sector by Fotis Chatzipapadopoulos, Gaia Epicheirein
– Presentation of first results in the 1000 Fermes Leader Project by Carole Rocca, In Vivo
The discussion on how to promote the digitalisation of EU agriculture and how to integrate it into a smart Common Agricultural Policy was chaired by Jean-Marc Bournigal, Director General of AGPB & former President of Irtsea (L‘Institut de Convergence Agriculture Numérique).
Farm Europe will present the recommandations of the Global Food Forum at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 7th of February and launch the 2017 GFF edition. The event will take place under the patronage of MEPs Michel Dantin and Giovanni La Via, with Mr Phil Hogan, European Commissioner For Agriculture and Rural Development, keynote speaker
This event will be an opportunity to better understand the potential risks and benefits of the new plant breeding techniques thanks to a direct discussion with well-known scientists. This event will shed light on the challenges in relation to the on going discussions around the future of plant improvements at European level and in EU Member States.