Leading US farmers’ representative to speak at global crop conference
Dealing with challenges to world food production by intensifying agriculture in a sustainable way is the key topic of debate at this year’s CropWorld Global conference, being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, from the 6th– 7thNovember.
Farmers’ representatives, scientists and industry thought leaders from around the world will talk about issues such as population growth, climate change, and pressures on energy and water resources, and how science can be used to meet food demand.
John Reifsteck, Board Member of Truth about Trade and Technology, the farmers advocacy group, is one of the speakers on the first day of the conference in the key module “Sustainable Agricultural Intensification: making it happen”.
Truth about Trade and Technology promotes free trade and agricultural biotechnology through farmer-led educational initiatives that target public officials, opinion leaders and the agricultural community.
CropWorld Global 2012 will host representatives of leading organisations in the science, agriculture and finance sectors as speakers including senior executives from Monsanto, Unilever, Yara, the NFU, CABI, and the Brazilian agricultural research corporation Embrapa.
The first day of the conference will host plenary sessions discussing and debating the critical issues surrounding the delivery of sustainable agricultural intensification in the world’s key crop production areas and whether it can be achieved in practice. It will also look at global commodity prices, harvest round ups and plant forecasts for 2013. On the second day CropWorld Global will delve into core political, commercial and technical topics ranging from the impact of regulatory changes to assessing modern plant breeding and soil management techniques.
CropWorld Director Clare King said: “We are fortunate to have an exceptional standard of speakers at CropWorld Global 2012, to explore all the issues surrounding crop development and the central theme of sustainable intensification. “
NOTES TO EDITORS:
CropWorld Global 2012 is being organised by UBM in association with the British Crop Production Council (BCPC). UBM uses it experience in overseas markets to complement and build on the annual CropWorld conferences and exhibitions by running regional events in key crop producing regions of the world.
Further details are available from Clare King, Event Director, UBM Conferences. Tel; +44 (0)20 7560 4364, email or go to www.cropworld-global.com
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