Forum for the Future of Agriculture

  • 11th April 2019
  • by secretary
9 April 2019. Brussels. FFA2019 : The next generation. The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has been contributing to the debate on agriculture and the environment in Brussels since 2008. The FFA is now firmly established as the premier event where agriculture and environment meet each year for an open dialogue.

“There is no more time to waste. It is often said that tomorrow belongs to the next generation. Unfortunately, we have made the world in which the tomorrow is already predetermined by us – for all of them, around the world. Make no mistake, the next generation is already out there. There are hundreds of millions of them, and the vast majority lives in the developing world. They have as much right as anyone in this room to a sustainable, just, and happy life.” Janez Potočnik Chair FFA2019, Chairman RISE Foundation – Read full speech

    • Ertharin Cousin, 12th Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (2012-2017) Dialogue & discussion 
    • Moderator: Femi Oke, Journalist 

    Climate change: Are we doing enough? 

    • Keynote speaker: Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission Discussants:
    • Lesley Rankin, Researcher, Institute for Public Policy Research
    • Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament, Co-chair of the Greens/EFA group
    • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General DG ENVI, European Commission
    • Jean-Marc Bournigal, General Manager of the Wheat Producers Association (AGPB), France
    • Moderator: Fiona Harvey, Journalist

    The next generation of consumers – Video forthcoming
    • Mette Lykke, CEO, Too Good To Go 
    •  Professor Andreas Hensel, President, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) 
    • Stefan Goethaert, Managing Director, Colruyt Group Fine Food & Retail Services 
    • Rob Hamer, Vice President Agrifood External Affairs, Unilever Dialogue & discussion 
    • Moderator: Femi Oke, Journalist

    IRP (2019). Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want.

    A Report of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi, Kenya.

    • The analysis and modelling presented in this report are a first attempt to understand the impacts of our growing resource use, and to develop coherent scenario projections for resource efficiency and sustainable production and consumption that decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. 
    •  A Historical Trends scenario shows that the current trajectory of natural resource use and management is unsustainable, while a Towards Sustainability scenario shows that implementing resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production policies promotes stronger economic growth, improves well-being, helps to support more equal distribution of income and reduces resource use across countries.
    • The final message of this report is one of hope and optimism. While additional research is needed, an extensive knowledge base from the International Resource Panel about natural resources use and their impacts exists. 
    • Well-chosen and coordinated sustainability actions can achieve our international ambitions for prosperity within planetary boundaries. Using the results from this report, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and innovative solutions, we can resource the future we want.

    Global Resources Outlook 2019 summary policymakers EN – 36 pages pdf, 8.35 MB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 summary business – 44 pages pdf, 1.57 MB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 factsheet – 2 pages pdf, 1.75 MB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 infographic 1 – 2 pages pdf, 333.59 KB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 Methods Annex – 64 pages pdf, 2.07 MB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 press release – 2 pages pdf, 188.32 KB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 – 162 pages pdf, 13.8 MB
    Global Resources Outlook 2019 Scenarios infographic – 2 pages pdf, 176.1 KB

    26 March 2019A new Afrobarometer data from 34 national surveys explores the perceptions and preferences of ordinary Africans when it comes to international migration.

    Findings show that more than one-third of Africans have considered emigrating, though far fewer are making actual plans to leave. The data support concerns about human-resource drain: The young and the educated are most likely to consider going abroad.
    But researchers found some interesting differences.

    People in southern African indicate the strongest preference for staying in the region (58%) while this feeling was weakest in North Africa (8%).

    Finding work and escaping economic hardship are the most frequently cited reasons to consider emigrating – fully in line with our earlier findings that unemployment is the most important problem that Africans want their governments to address.

    The most preferred destination for potential emigrants is neither Europe nor the United States, but another African country.

    Source: PAEPARD FEED