|Date||29 Jan 2020 (10:30 to 12:45)||Section||Agriculture & Food|
On the 29th of January, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs will organise a high-level event in the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by ECR Group. The event will highlight project achievements and contributions to EU agriculture, as well as look to the wider world of new agricultural techniques and their future. The meeting will convey important speakers from the agri-food sector alongside representatives from the EU institutions.
From the European Parliament side, MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen (Agri committee), MEP Petros Kokkalis (Envi committee) and MEP Norbert Lins (Agri committee Chair) will chair the different sessions on EU agri-food challenges, data use in smart farming technologies and the long-term vision for agriculture in the new CAP perspective.
CEMA is glad to announce Dr Ivo Hostens, CEMA Technical Director, will participate as speaker session II: Role of data management and how to enhance the adoption of smart farming technologies.
OPENING SPEECH: European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Janusz Wojciechowski
10.00-10.45h Session I: EU Agriculture and food challenges: the role of digitalization
Joel Bacquet – EU Commission DG Connect,
Kerstin Burseg – EIT Food, Innovation Programme Manager
Edwin Hecker – Schuttelaar & Partners, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs ecosystem building leader
Eduardo Cuoco – IFOAM-EU, Director
10.50 – 11.35h Session II: Role of data management and how to enhance the adoption of smart farming technologies
Grigoris Chatzikostas – Biosense Institute, WP leader for IoF2020 and SmartAgriHubs project
Ivo Hostens – CEMA, Technical Director
Daniel Azevedo – COPA-COGECA, Director Agri-Tech
11.40 – 12.35h Session III: Long term vision for the EU agriculture, CAP reform and the place for smart farming: how will it benefit the EU citizens?
Doris Marquardt – EU commission DG Agri, IoF2020 &SmartAgriHubs Project Officer
Jannes Maes – CEJA, President
George Beers – WUR, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs Project Coordinator