THE FUTURE WE WANT TO HARVEST
[WORKSHOPS DAY]

Connecting Farmers to Markets

A farmer is a producer with a guaranteed sale but without a connection to the market, the yield is not worth much. Direct selling or as a middleman, getting produce to the market means income for farmers.

This workshop explores how farmers and the economy is to benefit by building bridges, in other words linking producers to purchasers. Without a link to markets, farmers are forced to sell crops a lesser price, this is just one of the many problems faced by them.

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 11:00

Theme 1: TBD


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from CFA-FCA CANADA

TBDRepresentative from JA ZENCHU JAPAN

TBDRepresentative from FEDFARM NEW ZEALAND

 

MODERATOR:

 

Arnaud Petit, Director Commodities and Trade, Copa-Cogeca, Brussels

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theme 2: TBD


SPEAKERS:

 

TDBRepresentative from Europe

TBDRepresentative from Africa

TBDRepresentative from CFAP, Cambodia

 

MODERATOR:

 

Arnaud Petit, Director Commodities and Trade, Copa-Cogeca, Brussels

 

13:00 - 14:30

Launch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Theme 3: The Farmers Market case


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from NFU USA

TBDRepresentative from Coldiretti

TBDRepresentative from NASFAM, Malawi

TBDRepresentative from COFAO, Ghana

 

MODERATOR:

 

Arnaud Petit, Director Commodities and Trade, Copa-Cogeca, Brussels

 

The role of forestry for farmers and their organizations in a changing climate

The functioning and management of forests are critical to reduce climate change ('climate change mitigation'), and reduce the net GHG emissions into the atmosphere ('emissions abatement') while forestry also provides possibilities for adapting to changing climate.

In this framework, farmers remain the key player, as they have to deal with the changing climate in their everyday activities as for long-term planning. Farmers can also contribute for mitigation concretely through climate-smart practices.

This workshop aims to identify challenges and solutions to achieve a sustainable management of forests in a changing climate, also in light of the recently adopted agendas set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Paris Agreement.

In the last session, Forest and Farm Facility of FAO, and partnership between FAO-IIED and IUCN, International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA) and the Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development (FFD) will present a paper prepared by the Finnish Environment Institute, that analyzes relevant and recent practical cases deriving from forest owners' and users' organizations supporting small scale farmers in the field of forestry and its linkages to climate governance.

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 11:00

Theme 1: Forest farming as a solution to mitigate the climate change


SPEAKERS:

 

GRA representative

Anette Engelund Friis,Head of Partnerships & Outreach, CGIAR Research Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS, Denmark

Theo de Jager,Vice-President, SACAU, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Zerfu Hailu,Senior Adviser for FFD, Ethiopia

 

MODERATOR:

 

Ceris Jones,Facilitator of Climate Change working group, WFO

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theme 2: Innovative methodologies to strengthen forest farmersí adaption capacity


SPEAKERS:

 

Robert Stefanski,Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Division, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Emma Berglund, General Secretary, Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) Belgium/Sweden

Mr Dyborn Chibonga,Secretary General, NASFAM, Lilongwe

Peter Demarsh,Chair, International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA)

 

MODERATOR:

 

Ceris Jones,Facilitator of Climate Change working group, WFO

 

13:00 - 14:30

Launch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Theme 3: Role of forest small scale farmers and their organizations in a changing climate


SPEAKERS:

 

Dr. Salla Rantala,Senior Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki

Mr. Jeff Cambell,Director, Farm and Forest Facility, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Rome

Ms. Bharati Pathak, General Secretary, Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal

TBD

Mr .Laban Mgimba, Secretary General, Tanzania forestry APEX

 

MODERATOR:

 

Tiina HuvioProgramme Director, Finnish Agri-agency for Food and Forest Development FFD, Helsinki

 

Cooperatives: success factors and challenges

Cooperatives are a world-wide phenomenon. They play a big role in all continents. They employ approximately 250 million people worldwide and over one billion people are members in cooperatives around the world. In some countries, Finland as an example, there are more memberships in cooperatives than citizens in the country. Still, cooperatives and their advantages are often poorly known.

The scope of this workshop is on agricultural, farmer-owned cooperatives. Why do we need them? How do we take best possible benefit from them? Do we recognize what the cooperative values and principles are like and how should they appear in farmer cooperatives?

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 11:00

Theme 1: How do we increase members in cooperatives' commitment


SPEAKERS:

 

Kati Partanen,Member of the Board, MTK, Helsinki

Petri Ollila,Professor, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Anne Jødahl Skuterud,Chairman of Board of Directors, Norske Felleskjøp, Oslo

Representatives of Falcon Citizens' League, Port Louis (TBC)

Representatives of Nordisk Samvirke/Bondelag, Oslo (TBC)

 

MODERATOR:

 

Kari Huhtala,Pellervo-MTK, Helsinki

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theme 2: Cooperation within and across cooperatives (5 parallel discussion tables)


SPEAKERS:

 

Iiro Jussila,Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology

 

MODERATOR:

 

Kari Huhtala,Pellervo-MTK, Helsinki

 

13:00 - 14:30

Launch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Theme 3: How to develop competence in cooperatives


SPEAKERS:

 

Jos Bijman,Associate Professor, Wageningen Unversity Netherlands (TBC)

Representatives of CFA-FCA, Ottawa (TBC)

Representatives from UECoop, Rome (TBC)

Representatives of JA-ZENCHU, Tokyo (TBC)

Representatives of Turkish Cyprus Cooperatives, Turkish Cyprus (TBC)

Representatives of EHC, Addis Ababa (TBC)

 

MODERATOR:

 

Kari Huhtala,Pellervo-MTK, Helsinki

 

The challenge of livestock production

Outline under development Mitiens, facilitator of the WFO Working Group on Livestock

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 11:00

Theme 1: Sustainable Livestock Production: Recent trends, future prospects


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from SRA, Argentina

TBDRepresentative from CFA-FCA, Canada

TBDRepresentative from SFU, Switzerland

 

MODERATOR:

 

TBD

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theme 2: Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Antimicrobial resistance and sheep and goat plague need a global response


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from MTK, Finland

TBDRepresentative from OIE

TBDRepresentative from UNFFE, Uganda

 

MODERATOR:

 

TBD

 

13:00 - 14:30

Launch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Theme 3: Third panel: Livestock farmers to improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from BAYER

TBDRepresentative from FEDFARM, New Zealand

TBDRepresentative from Europe

 

MODERATOR:

 

Koen MintiensFacilitator, WFO Working Group on Livestock, Leuven, Belgium

 

Risk Management: A Success Strategy for the Future of Agriculture

This workshop develops a conceptual framework to analyse risk management strategies, takes stock of current policy measures, and analyses the exposure of the agriculture sector to risk. The sources of risk in agriculture are numerous and diverse. The markets for agricultural inputs and outputs have a direct incidence on farming risk, particularly through prices. A diversity of hazards related to weather, pests and diseases or personal circumstances determine production in ways that are outside the control of the farmer.

This workshop explores what best can be done to help farmers overcome such risks while ensuring sustainable growth.

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 11:00

Theme 1: Creating a culture of risk management for farmers


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from CFA-FCA, Canada

TBDRepresentative from NFU USA

TBDRepresentative from COPA-COGECA, Europe

 

MODERATOR:

 

TBD

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theme 2: What does represent a risk in farmers' activity and how to manage it


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from JA ZENCHU, Japan

TBDRepresentative from EU COMMISSION

TBDRepresentative from FEDFARM, New Zealand

TBDRepresentative from AGRI SA, South Africa

 

MODERATOR:

 

TBD

 

13:00 - 14:30

Launch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Theme 3: From mitigation to eradication: viable solutions to manage risk in agriculture


SPEAKERS:

 

TBDRepresentative from Europe

TBDRepresentative from Europe

 

MODERATOR:

 

TBD

 

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