Intergrated Pest Management - the way forward to Sustainable Agricultural Production
Commemorating the 50 years anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “The Silent Spring”
Draft Program : 19 June 2012
9.00 Opening speeches Chaired by Francois Veillerette, president of PAN Europe
Ida Auken, Danish minister of environment and chair of the EU council, “Reducing pesticide dependency across the EU, it can and shall be done” "
Janez Potecnik, European Commissioner responsible for Environment, “IPM an essential tool to ensure the needed resource efficiency”
John Dalli, European Commissioner responsible for Health “IPM an essential tool in the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive”
Alina Stefania Utapan, member of the cabinet of Commissioner Ciolos, “Incentives and innovation at the heart of Commission policy to foster the use of Sustainable practices in EU agriculture and the food chain ”
The state of the environment in a resource-constrained world Chaired by Dan Joergensen (MEP) vice president of the ENVI committee
David Pimentel, “50 years after the Silent Spring: successes and future challenges.”
Jock Martin, programme manager integrated environmental assessments of the European Environment Agency, ‘the state of the environment’
12.00-13.00 The need for a paradigm change in European agriculture Chaired by MEP
Erik Matijs, professor at university of Leuven, “Sustainable food consumption and production in a resource-constrained world, 3rd SCAR foresight exercise.”
David Baldock, Institute of Environmental Policy, “The potential of the Common Agricultural Policy in reducing chemical dependency”
14.30-16.00 IPM/sustainable agriculture the key for the European innovative partnership in agriculture Chaired by DG AGRI
Franz Bigler, “Pesticide reduction – what are the alternatives? – an overview"
Karel Bolckmans, IBMA, “Future promising technologies that require further research – why IPM is smart, sustainable and inclusive growth"
16.30-18.00 Ensuring a successful conversion to sustainable agriculture, what is IPM Chaired by Pavel Poc (MEP), member of the European Parliament
Different strategies in relation to content of and incentives for adoption of IPM, an overview by Frank Wijnands, Wageningen UR (confirmed)
LIVE wine cooperative, Oregon, United States (LIVE is one of IOBC endorsed organ.)
Implementing IPM as a cooperative: experiences, successes and challenges by Chris Serra, •
When a group of farmers engage seriously in reducing pesticide dependency experience by Bertrand Omon, chambre d’agriculture Eure, France