GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES. Milano. Università degli Studi di Milano. 7-8 August Organising Committee: Tassos Haniotis, DG AGRI, EC - PDF

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Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission Pre-conference event of the ICAE co-organised with the European Association of Agricultural Economists - EAAE and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium - IATRC GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES Milano Università degli Studi di Milano 7-8 August 2015 Organising Committee: Tassos Haniotis, DG AGRI, EC John Beghin, Iowa State University, IATRC Giovanni Anania, Università della Calabria, EAAE Pierluigi Londero, DG AGRI, EC Koen Mondelaers, DG AGRI, EC Session 1 Global outlook: Setting the scene Day Chair: John Beghin, Iowa State University, IATRC Global food security, what should we expect? What do long-term scenarios tell us? Which factors can render some paths unsustainable? - Trade reforms and food security FAO, Jamie Morrison, Senior Economist in the Trade and Markets Division - Nutritional dimension of food security IFPRI, Shenggen Fan, Director General - International Food Security Assessment, USDA, Stacey Rosen, Agricultural Economist - Long term scenarios on food and agriculture OECD, Frank Van Tongeren, Head of the division Policies in Trade and Agriculture - The future of food and nutrition security in developing countries FoodSecure, Hans van Meijl, Agricultural Economics Research institute (LEI Wageningen UR), Senior Scientist - Foresight exercises EC, Erik Mathijs, KULeuven, Professor Speakers get 10 minutes to introduce a particular topic around food security, in previous coordination with the session chair, that runs as a red line through the conference. Overlap between speakers should be avoided. Session 2 The role of productivity Day Chair: José Manuel Silva Rodriguez, former Director-General Agriculture and Rural Development, former Director-General Research and Innovation, European Commission Following the 2013 Summer IATRC symposium, this session focus on the linkages between innovation, research, extension and investment. - Setting the scene: measuring productivity Keith Fuglie, USDA, ERS and chair of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists Working Group on Productivity Metrics - Innovation: knowledge that brings money micro-irrigation techniques improving agricultural output and water efficiency in chronically dry regions around the world Daniel Hillel, senior research scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Colombia University (tbc) - Research: money that brings knowledge an assessment of the shifting global landscape in funding for R&D Philip G. Pardey, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota - Extension: knowledge that brings knowledge agricultural R&D in Ethiopia Nega Wubeneh, Senior Director, Systems Programs, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency - Investments: money that brings money private investments in the sugar/ethanol industry in Brazil Plinio Nastari, President, Datagro, Brazil Presentations of 10 min. each followed by a panel discussion and Q&A Session 3 Beyond fundamentals Day Chair: Giovanni Anania, Università della Calabria, President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists EAAE Did we learn the lessons from the price spike? Is there consensus emerging on the drivers of price volatility in agricultural markets? - Can we measure the influence of index trading on price levels, returns, spreads or volatility in agricultural commodity markets? Stephanie Grosche, Food and Resource Economist, Bonn University - Understanding and coping with food market volatility Miranda Meuwissen, Professor, Wageningen UR - Causes of price volatility John Baffes, Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank - Price volatility and market linkages Barry Goodwin, Distinguished Professor, NCSU Session 4 Which model(s) for agriculture? Day Chair: Tassos Haniotis, Director Economic Analysis; Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission Do we have only a dual agriculture - Big and efficient vs. small and subsistence? What about a joint model of private/public goods: does anybody care? How can conflicting interest between rural and urban poor be addressed? - The next green Revolution, conclusions from the National Geographic series of special reports on agriculture and food Tim Folger, freelance journalist, National Geographic - Sustainable intensification and the jointness of private/public goods Jean-François Soussana, Scientific Director Environment, INRA - Which model to address development and food security Derek Headey, senior research fellow, IFPRI - Dual model of Brazilian agriculture Silvia H.G. de Miranda, Professor, University of São Paulo Session 5 Global challenges for food security: regional perspectives Day 2, Chair: Jo Swinnen, President IAAE, Professor KU Leuven What are the challenges of food security? What targeted responses are provided in terms of farm and trade policy? - Focus on China Jikun Huang, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China - Focus on Brazil Maurício Antônio Lopes, President, Embrapa, Brazil (tbc) - Focus on India Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (tbc) - Focus on Australia Paul Morris, ABARES and (on secondment) chair of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper of the PM Office (tbc) - Focus on Africa Sam Asuming-Brempong, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana, FAC-CAADP Coordinator for the Future Agricultures Consortium (tbc) - Focus on Europe Tassos Haniotis, Director Economic Analysis; Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission Session 6 Where from the next green revolution? Day 2, Chair: Kostas Stamoulis, director, FAO Identifying the drivers for the next green revolution - Different dimensions and drivers of the next green revolution: a general overview (speaker to be contacted) - Bringing biodiversity into the green revolution equation Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Biodiversity International - Plant genetic engineering as a means to improve food security: potential and issues surrounding it Rodomiro Ortiz, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Facilitating access to and uptake of appropriate technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Denis Kyetere, Executive Director AATF Session 7 What does this mean for the trade policy agenda? Day 2, Chair: Tassos Haniotis, Director Economic Analysis, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission Session bringing together academia and policy makers to discuss the implication for trade policy. Panel discussion: - Giovanni Anania, Professor, Università della Calabria, President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE - Ken Ash, Director Trade and Agriculture, OECD (tbc) - Joseph Glauber, Visiting senior research fellow, IFPRI - Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, Trinity College Dublin - Will Martin, Research manager, Agriculture and Rural development, World Bank and President-Elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists
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