9.00 IPM and its role in sustainable production - chaired by Karel Bolckmans
- Welcome by Pavel Poc, MEP
- Why this conference by Owen Jones, president of IBMA
- Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General in the European Commission, DG SANCO ‘The EU strategy for sustainable plant protection"
- Vesna Valant, Member of the cabinet of Commissioner Potočnik, “IPM an essential tool to ensure the needed resource efficiency”
- Eva Reinhard, Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture, ‘The Swiss agricultural policy – how a policy assists the sustainable use of pesticides’.
10.50 The state of the environment in a resource-constrained world - chaired by Andrea Zanoni, Member of the European Parliament
- David Pimentel, Professor of Entomology and Ecology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, “50 years after the Silent Spring: successes and future challenges”
- Pavel Poc, Member of the European Parliament, ‘Behavioural effects of pesticides on bees – non toxic, still lethal"
- questions and answers
11.55 The need for a paradigm change in European agriculture – what is not IPM Chaired by Michael Hamell, head of unit, DG ENVI European Commission
- Dan Jørgensen, Member of European Parliament, vice president of the ENVI committee, ‘the need for a paradigm change in the Common Agricultural Policy’
- Erik Mathijs, professor at university of Leuven, “Sustainable food consumption and production in a resource-constrained world, 3rd SCAR foresight exercise.”
- David Baldock, Institute for European Environmental Policy, “The potential of the Common Agricultural to incentivise reductions in agro-chemical dependency”
- questions and answers
13.10 Lunch – IBMA exibition with examples of sector specific IPMs, opening by Michele Rivasi, Member of the European Parliament
14.40 Examples of IPM – advantages of IPM - chaired by Michael Flüh, head of unit, DG SANCO European Commission
- Frank Wijnands, Wageningen UR and IP Commission of IOBC ‘Different strategies to implement IPM in practice: about incentives and impact’
- Chris Serra, LIVE wine cooperative, Oregon, United States (LIVE is one of IOBC endorsed organisations), "Improving sustainability: partnerships and certification, experiences".
- Bertrand Omon, chambre d’agriculture Eure, France, ‘when a group of farmers engage seriously in reducing pesticide dependency – it can be done’
16.10 IPM the key for the European innovative partnership in agriculture - chaired by Frank Wijnards: Wageningen University and research centre
- Alina Stefania Ujupan, member of the cabinet of Commissioner Cioloș, “Incentives and innovation at the heart of Commission policy to foster the use of Sustainable practices in EU agriculture and the food chain”
- Franz Bigler, Agroscope and President of IOBC, “Pesticide reduction – what are the alternatives?” – an overview
17.10-17.30 Conclusion by Francois Veillerette, president of PAN Europe