Looking forward: challenges and trends to factor in a long-term strategy for agricultural R&I by 2020 and beyond? Erik Mathijs 19 June 2015

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Looking forward: challenges and trends to factor in a long-term strategy for agricultural R&I by 2020 and beyond? Erik Mathijs 19 June 2015"

Transcription

1 Looking forward: challenges and trends to factor in a long-term strategy for agricultural R&I by 2020 and beyond? Erik Mathijs 19 June 2015

2 4th SCAR Foresight Expert Group Long-term experts Erik Mathijs (Belgium) (chair) Gianluca Brunori (Italy) Michael Carus (Germany) Michel Griffon (France) Luisa Last (Switzerland) Short-term experts Margaret Gill (UK): international agricultural research Tiina Koljonen (Finland): energy Eva Lehoczky (Hungary): soil ecology & environment Ingrid Olesen (Norway): fisheries & aquaculture Antje Potthast (Austria): forest-based products

3 Purpose of foresight Robustness test of current R&I agenda Detection of emerging issues Focus: SCAR FEG1: climate change and energy SCAR FEG2: knowledge and innovation systems SCAR FEG3: scarcities and transitions SCAR FEG4: EU bioeconomy strategy

4 Background paper: core priority areas Resource efficient production systems in a changing climate Ecological approaches at farm and landscape level Healthy plants and animals New openings for rural growth Developing human and social capital in rural areas

5 Background paper: cross-cutting issues Efficient and effective policies, socio-economic impacts of innovations Right balance between basic and applied science Global dimension: FNS, international cooperation Private sector involvement EU-MS synergies (JPI, )

6 Challenges Challenges mentioned in Background paper: Food and nutrition security Sustainable resource use Climate change Socio-economic conditions of farming Rural development Additional challenges identified by Foresight: Nutrition and dietary changes Market dynamics and market concentration Big data and electronics revolution New energy landscape Non-food use of biomass

7 Nutrition and dietary changes Strong first nutrition transition (degenerative diseases): increased consumption of livestock products, fats and sugars Weak second nutrition transition (behavioural change): more fruit and vegetables, less meat, shift in sugars Co-evolution between production and consumption, rural-urban linkages

8 Market dynamics and concentration Integration of food and energy markets Issue of price levels and price volatility Market concentration in food processing and retail increasing even more New relationship between retail and consumer emerging at small scale (short supply chain) and large scale (supermarkets)

9 Big data and electronics revolution Advances in electronics will accelerate advances in other fields: Data analysis Factories of the future (robotization, photonics, 3D printing) Omics Precision agriculture Supply chain management, incl. processing, packaging, storage, logistics, etc.

10 New energy landscape Shift from combustion engine based technologies to technologies based on renewable electricty and heat Intermediate role for biofuels Cascading approach to biomass use: But how to implement? What value base?

11 New energy landscape Source: World Energy Outlook 2012 Source: IEA 2014

12 Non-food use of biomass No level playing field for bio-based chemicals and materials due to Renewable Energy Directive Potentially high demand for biomass for biobased chemicals and materials: Drop-in strategies: substitution of fossil fuels New infrastructures for new chemicals and materials Circular economy strategies possible for byproducts and waste streams

13 Bioeconomy scenarios Is the current research & innovation (and policy) agenda robust across all scenarios? Do scenarios offer new opportunities and/or challenges specific to that scenario? Do scenarios have different implications for actors, sectors, regions, ecosystems, etc.? At what geographical level do scenarios apply: world/eu/region/local?

14 Bioeconomy scenarios Future is not known: uncertainties Explore critical uncertainties through scenarios: Demand growth for biomass for material and energy Supply growth of biomass (primary sectors agriculture, forestry, fisheries & aquaculture)

15 Bio-economy scenarios Supply growth of biomass Low medium high Demand growth for biomass for materials & energy low medium A BIO- MODESTY high C BIO- SCARCITY B BIO- BOOM

16 Scenario A: BIOMODESTY Modest growth in demand for biomass for non-food use Possible reasons: Biobased solutions not competitive Alternative solutions break through fast (e.g., cheap solar)

17 Scenario B: BIOBOOM High growth in demand for non-food uses and high growth in supply of biomass Possible reasons: Alternative technologies slow and biobased technologies competitive Limited resistance towards new technologies and products (e.g., insects, algae) Africa rising

18 Scenario C: BIO-SCARCITY High growth in demand for non-food uses, but low growth in supply of biomass Possible reasons: Alternative technologies slow and biobased technologies competitive Climate change negative impact on supply Resistance agaings biotech, insects, etc.

19 Simulation/scoping (billion tonnes dry matter) Sector Status 2011 Scenario A: BIO-MODESTY Scenario B: BIO-BOOM Scenario C: BIO-SCARCITY Food 1.75 (14%) Feed 7.06 (58%) Bio-based chemicals 1.24 (10%) 2.4 5,7 1.0 & materials Bioenergy 2.98 (16%) Biofuels 0.15 (1%) Total supply of (99%) biomass Total demand for biomass

20 Conclusions from scenarios Themes are robust no new themes are to be put on the agenda However, priorities will be different in different scenarios, as they represent different challenges and opportunities related to the bioeconomy Key insight is the importance of governance Important regional differences apply Bio-modesty: pull-effect of bioeconomy disappears, urgency to develop biobased technologies decreases, other ( third ) pathways (next to fossil and bio) exist Bio-scarcity: governance extremely important, social and political issues high on agenda Bio-boom: high-throughput system, ecosystem carrying capacity high on agenda

21 Recommendations New insights following exploration of what bioeconomy may mean for primary sectors Messages of 3rd Foresight Exercise still valid + reinforced Three types of recommendations Principles underpinning research & innovation Scope and emerging themes Organisational principles of research & innovation

22 Principles for a sustainable bioeconomy Bioeconomy principles should be reflected in research & innovation agenda: Food first Sustainable yields Cascading Circularity But we need research on how to implement these principles Diversity: systems are diverse, using contextspecific practices at different scales, producing a diversity of outputs

23 Scope & Themes Broadening scope Horizontally: simultaneous consideration of all sources of biomass to optimize synergies and minimize threats Vertically: integration of upstream and downstream sectors into research addressing primary sectors Thematic areas: 8 themes

24 food & feed consumer 6 socio-cultural dimensions 3 resilience 2 digital revolution materials & chemicals 5 business models energy 7 governance primary production 1 ecological intensification ecosystems 4 new energy landscape 8 foresight time

25 1. Ecological intensification Using regulating functions of nature (functional ecology) From input substitution (e.g. predator instaed of pesticide, biomimicry, new molecules) to landscape-level agroecosystem design From mono-species/environment studies to the study of groups of organisms in relation to each other and the environment (community ecology) To be supported by omics and big data

26 2. The digital revolution Beyond precision agriculture (remote sensing, sensors, ) Factories of the future (mechatronics, photonics, robotics, additive manufacturing, ) Enabler for dealing with diversity, different qualities, etc.

27 3. Resilience for a sustainable bioeconomy Hazards (immediate shocks + long-term changes) increased coordination and integration of different subsectors effects on animal, plant and human health hazards as well as adaptation and risk reduction strategies What is the impact of the bioeconomy on resilience? What new solutions and systems can be developed that are more resilient, from a biological and technological point of view as well as a social perspective? How can changes in consumption create opportunities for the bioeconomy?

28 4. The new energy landscape Future = renewable electricity + heat generation Impact for inputs for primary production (fertilizer, pesticides, machinery, ) Direct impact on primary production

29 5. Business models for the bioeconomy Circularity implies new ways of designing and manufacturing products, new relationships between economic actors, new ways of recycling components and waste, etc. Actors and activities will be reassembled in time and in space. Different production models in terms of scope and size should not only be able to co-exist, but also capture the synergies between them. Public sector involvement is needed for these new business models to work, as public goods are generated in the circular economy but often not remunerated by the market.

30 6. Socio-cultural dimensions of the bioeconomy Knowledge about social impacts of technology and mechanisms of social change should progress as fast as technology itself. All stakeholders (primary producers, processors, consumers, citizens, etc.) should be fully involved in governance of bioeconomy. Science may radically change food production and consumption patterns, with potential to reduce pressure on ecosystems, through changes in diet, multifunctional use of land and aquatic resources, urban-rural nutrient cycles and production of alternative proteins. This may break established routines and create resistance and anxieties, which need to be better understood. Approaches have legal implications that need to be understood and addressed by research.

31 7. Governance and the political economy of the bioeconomy Outcomes of bioeconomy will depend on the rules put in place to regulate the system. Bio-based materials and bio-energy may create pressure on natural resources and on social inequalities in a scarcitydominated world. Bioeconomy involves both positive and negative externalities influencing the future of the biosphere and the ways in which societies will use it. So bioeconomy governance is critical. Research should help develop framework aimed at fostering the bioeconomy - policies and sustainability & safety standards that are coherent, create a level playing field, avoid the overexploitation of natural resources and foster a diversity of practices with small environmental impacts.

32 8. Foresight for the biosphere Current foresight mostly using forecast-based modelling platforms, with comparative-static approaches and within limited set of structural features. Efforts are being done to expand these platforms into the non-food dimensions of the bioeconomy Research should also expand foresight capacity by integrating data and dynamic and flexible tools, in order to avoid lock-ins and monitor the sustainability and resilience of the bioeconomy and the biosphere as a whole.

33 KIS for the bioeconomy Challenge-oriented instead of/in addition to curiositydriven Transdisciplinary = transcending pre-existing disciplines and methodologies Socially distributed = knowledge creation in diverse forms, in diverse places and by diverse actors socially inclusive Reflexive = research as dialogic process between researchers and end users, rather than objective investigation of natural and social world New assessment standards = quality control transcending classical peer review, old taxonomies in science + multiactor means multi-qualities Capacities for researchers, extensionists, policymakers, end-users important role for education

34 Fit with Background paper? SCAR Foresight Ecological intensification Digital revolution Resilience New energy landscape - Business models for the circular economy Socio-cultural dimensions Governance and political economy Foresight for the biosphere - Background paper Ecological approaches at farm and landscape level New openings for rural growth Resource efficient production systems Healthy plants and animals New openings for rural growth Present in New openings for rural growth, but needs larger scope for impact (e.g., governance, policy research)

35 Concluding remarks Digital revolution and new energy landscape has farreaching potential But potential turns into risk when not governed well: jobless rural growth large-scale systems preferred to diversity synergies not exploited Need for research underpinning governance (policy coherence, new business models, private-public collaboration) Important geographical differences need more attention For projects to deliver, KIS aspects need strengthening (e.g., capacities)

Il ruolo dello SCAR, Standing Committee on Agricultural Research

Il ruolo dello SCAR, Standing Committee on Agricultural Research Il ruolo dello SCAR, Standing Committee on Agricultural Research e il suo 4 Foresight Stefano Bisoffi CREA, Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l analisi dell economia agraria Alternate Rappresentante

More information

Bio-economy between Food and non Food: The Italian Way

Bio-economy between Food and non Food: The Italian Way Bio-economy between Food and non Food: The Italian Way Bio-economy in Europe András Sebők Chairman of Research and Development Expert Group of Food&DrinkEurope Bio-economy concept An approach for integrating

More information

European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability

European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability Annemiek Canjels - Provincie Limburg / Brainport 2020 / Greenport Holland / GH International EIP APS: What tool, Why EIP APS: What

More information

European Bioeconomy Challenges

European Bioeconomy Challenges European Bioeconomy Challenges Workshop on SDU Horizon 2020 week Brooks Kaiser and Niels Vestergaard Department of Environmental and Business Economics Management & Economics of Resources & the Environment

More information

DEVELOPING THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL

DEVELOPING THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL Krijn Poppe co-chair SCAR swg AKIS (LEI Wageningen UR) DEVELOPING THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL PROMOTING INNOVATION THROUGH THE AKIS SCAR-swg Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems THE FOOD CHAIN

More information

ARIMNet 2 Call 2014-15

ARIMNet 2 Call 2014-15 Coordination of the Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Area Call i text ARIMNet 2 Call 2014-15 SUBMISSION Pre-proposal by December 1 st, 2014 Full Proposal by May 11 th 2015 on http://arimnet-call.eu/

More information

Research to improve the use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity for smallholder farmers

Research to improve the use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity for smallholder farmers Research to improve the use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity for smallholder farmers Agricultural biodiversity the variability of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals, arthropods,

More information

Antonio Di Giulio Head of Unit E1 Directorate-General Research & Innovation European Commission

Antonio Di Giulio Head of Unit E1 Directorate-General Research & Innovation European Commission Antonio Di Giulio Head of Unit E1 Directorate-General Research & Innovation European Commission Building bioeconomy in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy/ Building Bioeconomy in Europe Issues

More information

Communiqué Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015

Communiqué Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 Communiqué Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 Making Bioeconomy Work for Sustainable Development Communiqué of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 Making Bioeconomy Work for Sustainable Development The first

More information

Bioeconomy: Policy Implementation

Bioeconomy: Policy Implementation Bioeconomy: Policy Implementation Dr. Antonio Di Giulio Head of Strategy Unit Bioeconomy Directorate Directorate-General for Research & Innovation European Commission Building bioeconomy in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy/

More information

HLPE report on Nutrition and Food Systems

HLPE report on Nutrition and Food Systems HLPE report on Nutrition and Food Systems e-consultation on an Issues Note proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee From 9 December 2015 to 15 February 2016 Short Summary by the HLPE Secretariat 1 There

More information

European Innovation Partnership Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability. Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development

European Innovation Partnership Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability. Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development European Innovation Partnership Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development Context In its Europe 2020 Strategy, the Commission underlines the

More information

Photo Credit: Arthur Getz Escudero. CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS Sustainable Food Systems and Urbanization AN OVERVIEW

Photo Credit: Arthur Getz Escudero. CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS Sustainable Food Systems and Urbanization AN OVERVIEW Photo Credit: Arthur Getz Escudero CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS Sustainable Food Systems and Urbanization AN OVERVIEW Draft September 2014 CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS Sustainable Food Systems and Urbanization

More information

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Agronomy, Crop and Soil Sciences

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Agronomy, Crop and Soil Sciences The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Agronomy, Crop and Soil Sciences February 4, 2016 In the fall of 2015 the Agronomy, Crop Science and Soil Science societies put out a call for white papers to help inform

More information

Biomass production and energy utilisation of biomass in Slovakia Dr. Milan Oravec Dr. Marián Slamka

Biomass production and energy utilisation of biomass in Slovakia Dr. Milan Oravec Dr. Marián Slamka Biomass production and energy utilisation of biomass in Slovakia Dr. Milan Oravec Dr. Marián Slamka Moscow, October 2013 VISION Two facts are determining for the vision of development in Slovakia: Due

More information

18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014

18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014 18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014 "Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience Securing Food and Nutrition" We, the Agriculture Ministers of 65 states of the world, assembled here in Berlin

More information

BBI JU Scoping Paper 2015 Final version 1. Context

BBI JU Scoping Paper 2015 Final version 1. Context BBI JU Scoping Paper 2015 Final version 1. Context This scoping paper presents the conclusions from the analysis of a wide consultation on the main strategic orientations and priorities for research and

More information

Perspective. The Hanoi Communiqué

Perspective. The Hanoi Communiqué The Hanoi Communiqué The Ministers, representatives of countries, practitioners, scientists, civil society, private sector, and all other participants present at the 2 nd Global Conference on Agriculture,

More information

Agriculture s s future needs for research: challenges, innovations and institutions

Agriculture s s future needs for research: challenges, innovations and institutions Agriculture s s future needs for research: challenges, innovations and institutions Catherine Moreddu Trade and Agriculture Directorate Oslo, Norway, 3 February 2011 Outline 1. OECD relevant activities:

More information

La E.I.P. «Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability: il coinvolgimento delle imprese chimiche

La E.I.P. «Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability: il coinvolgimento delle imprese chimiche La E.I.P. «Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability: il coinvolgimento delle imprese chimiche PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO Simona Palermo - Project Manager Lodi innovation Cluster Parco Tecnologico Padano

More information

Sustainable agriculture : a cross cutting issue?

Sustainable agriculture : a cross cutting issue? Sustainable agriculture : a cross cutting issue? Sébastien Treyer, Iddri «Quels objectifs pour le développement après 2015? Point d étape et intégration de la durabilité environnementale» Paris, 15 février

More information

Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond

Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond Ref. Ares(2015)3849663-17/09/2015 Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond 19 June 2015, EU Pavilion at EXPO Milan Report, September 2015 Table

More information

AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND FOR BIOENEGY: IS IT POSSIBLE?

AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND FOR BIOENEGY: IS IT POSSIBLE? GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY PROJECT AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND FOR BIOENEGY: IS IT POSSIBLE? Dr. Rodolfo Quintero-Ramírez March 24 th, 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil ? FOOD ANIMAL FEED AGRICULTURE BIOENERGY BIOPRODUCTS

More information

Strategické směry v H2020 SC2 pro další období Účast ČR v prvních výzvách H2020 SC2. Naďa Koníčková TC AV ČR NCP Bio

Strategické směry v H2020 SC2 pro další období Účast ČR v prvních výzvách H2020 SC2. Naďa Koníčková TC AV ČR NCP Bio Strategické směry v H2020 SC2 pro další období Účast ČR v prvních výzvách H2020 SC2 Naďa Koníčková TC AV ČR NCP Bio Horizon 2020 - structure 2 Participation of the Czech teams in the 1st calls H2020 SC2,

More information

FOOD AVAILABILITY AND NATURAL RESOURCE USE

FOOD AVAILABILITY AND NATURAL RESOURCE USE FOOD AVAILABILITY AND NATURAL RESOURCE USE Nadia El-Hage Scialabba Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, FAO FAO/OECD Expert Meeting on Greening the Economy with Agriculture Paris, 5

More information

Horizon 2020. 14 October 2013. DG Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission

Horizon 2020. 14 October 2013. DG Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission Horizon 2020 14 October 2013 DG Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission Agriculture faces increasing challenges Challenges Economic Environmental Territorial Economic challenges Food security

More information

SUSFANS Case studies. Hannah van Zanten (WUR, NL) & Inge Tetens (DTU, DK)

SUSFANS Case studies. Hannah van Zanten (WUR, NL) & Inge Tetens (DTU, DK) SUSFANS Case studies Hannah van Zanten (WUR, NL) & Inge Tetens (DTU, DK) SUSFANS Case studies WHY? As a tool to explore bringing together metrics, modelling and innovations within a scenario framework

More information

Edital Faperj n.º 38/2014 RCUK CONFAP RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS CALL FOR PROJECTS

Edital Faperj n.º 38/2014 RCUK CONFAP RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS CALL FOR PROJECTS Edital Faperj n.º 38/2014 RCUK CONFAP RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS CALL FOR PROJECTS Research Councils UK (RCUK) (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) and the Brazilian Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) (www.confap.org.br;

More information

Conclusions of the symposium: Trend watching and food safety control. Federaal Agentschap voor de Veiligheid van de Voedselketen

Conclusions of the symposium: Trend watching and food safety control. Federaal Agentschap voor de Veiligheid van de Voedselketen Conclusions of the symposium: Trend watching and food safety control Trend watching, trend observation, trend monitoring towards trend analysis Trend monitoring: part of the risk assessment : «What is

More information

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute research in the fields of Rural Areas, Forestry, and Fischeries

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute research in the fields of Rural Areas, Forestry, and Fischeries Institut für The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute research in the fields of Rural Areas, Forestry, and Fischeries Walter Seidling (Eberswalde) and Stefan Lange (Braunschweig) E-URAL workshop on Nature

More information

HORIZON 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme

HORIZON 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme HORIZON 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme Opportunities and Challenges Vanya Simeonova Peter Jongebloed International Helpdesk 7 February, 2013 Horizon 2020 programme EC proposal for research and

More information

The agro-ecological transition at INRA

The agro-ecological transition at INRA The agro-ecological transition at INRA Olivier Le Gall Nouvelles orientations pour la recherche agronomique Montpellier, Agropolis International, 10Sep13 #nora13.01 The agro-ecological transition at INRA

More information

DSM Position on Sustainable Biomass

DSM Position on Sustainable Biomass Corporate Public Affairs Het Overloon 1, 6411 TE Heerlen, the Netherlands www.dsm.com April 2012 DSM Position on Sustainable Biomass Key messages DSM is a leading Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company

More information

Driving Sustainable Development: the role of Science, Technology and Innovation

Driving Sustainable Development: the role of Science, Technology and Innovation G-SCIENCE ACADEMIES STATEMENTS 2013 Driving Sustainable Development: the role of Science, Technology and Innovation 1. Introduction The framework of Millennium Development Goals has led to several in-depth

More information

ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK? SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK? Presented by: Mr Samaroo Dowlath, Food Industry Stakeholder Sustainable Agriculture what is it? The term sustainable

More information

Introduction to protection goals, ecosystem services and roles of risk management and risk assessment. Lorraine Maltby

Introduction to protection goals, ecosystem services and roles of risk management and risk assessment. Lorraine Maltby Introduction to protection goals, ecosystem services and roles of risk management and risk assessment. Lorraine Maltby Problem formulation Risk assessment Risk management Robust and efficient environmental

More information

Bio-based industries,

Bio-based industries, Bio-based industries, towards a public-private partnership under Horizon 2020? Report on the European Commission s public on-line consultation Research and Innovation EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate-General

More information

IN.N.E.R. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ECO-REGIONS

IN.N.E.R. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ECO-REGIONS IN.N.E.R. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ECO-REGIONS IN.N.E.R INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ECO-REGIONS IN.N.E.R. International Network of Eco-Regions is the international association of Bio-districts. The Biodistricts

More information

Food Security in a Volatile World

Food Security in a Volatile World Issues in Brief Food Security in a Volatile World Developments in agriculture over the last fifty years have increased yields sufficiently to provide on average more than enough food for every person on

More information

The European Committee of the Regions. Resolution on sustainable food. Contributo n 101

The European Committee of the Regions. Resolution on sustainable food. Contributo n 101 The European Committee of the Regions Resolution on sustainable food Contributo n 101 113thplenary session, 8-9 July 2015 RESOL-VI/004 RESOLUTION on Sustainable food COR-2015-03306-00-01-RES-TRA (EN) 1/6

More information

Guidelines for stakeholders in bio-coal supply chain: Hypothesis based on market study in Finland and Latvia

Guidelines for stakeholders in bio-coal supply chain: Hypothesis based on market study in Finland and Latvia Baltic Bioenergy and Industrial Charcoal Guidelines for stakeholders in bio-coal supply chain: Hypothesis based on market study in Finland and Latvia Lei Wang, Jukka Hyytiäinen, Esko Mikkonen The Development

More information

Open Meeting of the Club of Bologna Farm Machinery to Feed the World. 21 September 2015 Teatro della Terra, Biodiversity Park, EXPO Milano 2015

Open Meeting of the Club of Bologna Farm Machinery to Feed the World. 21 September 2015 Teatro della Terra, Biodiversity Park, EXPO Milano 2015 Open Meeting of the Club of Bologna 21 September 2015 Teatro della Terra, Biodiversity Park, EXPO Milano 2015 Farm of the Future Giuseppe Gavioli giuseppe.gavioli@gmail.com Challenges Child and maternal

More information

Horizons - Vision 2030 for the European Forest-based Sector

Horizons - Vision 2030 for the European Forest-based Sector Horizons - Vision 2030 for the European Vision 2030 THE EUROPEAN FOREST-BASED SECTOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM 1 Preface Seven years ago, the European forest-based sector set out a bold vision for its future

More information

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND MODELING IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE - Energy Use in Production of Food, Feed, and Fiber - D.R. Mears

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND MODELING IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE - Energy Use in Production of Food, Feed, and Fiber - D.R. Mears ENERGY USE IN PRODUCTION OF FOOD, FEED, AND FIBER D.R. Mears Bioresource Engineering, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Cook College, Rutgers University, USA Keywords: Alternative Energy, Agriculture,

More information

Harvesting energy with fertilizers

Harvesting energy with fertilizers Harvesting energy with fertilizers Sustainable agriculture in Europe 1 Harvesting energy with fertilizers The reason for agriculture s existence is to supply energy to mankind. Agriculture converts solar

More information

HORIZON 2020. Competitive Low Carbon Energy 2014-2015 Call. Paul Verhoef DG RTD K03/Head of Unit

HORIZON 2020. Competitive Low Carbon Energy 2014-2015 Call. Paul Verhoef DG RTD K03/Head of Unit THE EU FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HORIZON 2020 Competitive Low Carbon Energy 2014-2015 Call Paul Verhoef DG RTD K03/Head of Unit Thematic scope of the Energy Challenge (according to

More information

Call Pre Announcement

Call Pre Announcement Call Pre Announcement Coordination of the Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Area ARIMNet2 JOINT CALL FOR TRANSNATIONAL RESEARCH PROPOSALS The present document is a pre-announcement of the joint

More information

FOOD 2030: How we get there

FOOD 2030: How we get there FOOD 2030: How we get there FOREWord Food sustains us. Producing it provides jobs, supports our economy, and helps shape the character of our landscape and our countryside. A vibrant food culture has developed

More information

Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond

Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond Towards a long-term strategy for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond Background paper June 19, 2015 EU Pavilion at Expo Milan The purpose of the present background paper is

More information

Converging technologies for Sustainable and Healthy Food REPORT. 6th-8th May, La Borghesiana Rome, Italy

Converging technologies for Sustainable and Healthy Food REPORT. 6th-8th May, La Borghesiana Rome, Italy Converging technologies for Sustainable and Healthy Food REPORT 1 st F2F Workshop: Diversified Adaptable Food 6th-8th May, 2015 La Borghesiana Rome, Italy Coordinator: Cecilia Bartolucci Scientific Committee:

More information

A Public-Private Partnership on Bio-Based Industries

A Public-Private Partnership on Bio-Based Industries A Public-Private Partnership on Bio-Based Industries Realising the European Bio-economy Potential Supported by Margaretha Söderqvist Lindblad Senior Specialist, PhD Södra Skogsägarna What Europe is up

More information

Functional AgroBiodiversity. for a more sustainable agriculture and countryside in Europe

Functional AgroBiodiversity. for a more sustainable agriculture and countryside in Europe Functional AgroBiodiversity for a more sustainable agriculture and countryside in Europe In short EU farmers and policymakers increasingly acknowledge that biodiversity and agricultural production need

More information

Groupwork CCS. Bio-Energy with CCS (BECCS) Platzhalter Logo/Schriftzug (Anpassung im Folienmaster: Menü «Ansicht» «Folienmaster»)

Groupwork CCS. Bio-Energy with CCS (BECCS) Platzhalter Logo/Schriftzug (Anpassung im Folienmaster: Menü «Ansicht» «Folienmaster») Groupwork CCS Bio-Energy with CCS (BECCS) group 5 02.05.2015 1 Content What is BECCS? Stakeholder Analysis Resources on Global scale SWOT analysis Climate BECCS Technology Conclusions Outlook group 5 02.05.2015

More information

Use of Substitute Fuels in Large Combustion Plants (LCPs)

Use of Substitute Fuels in Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) Use of Substitute Fuels in Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) By Pat Swords Content of the Presentation What are substitute fuels What is the experience to date with these fuels What are the regulatory implications

More information

Speaker Summary Note

Speaker Summary Note 2020 CONFERENCE MAY 2014 Session: Speaker: Speaker Summary Note Building Resilience by Innovating and Investing in Agricultural Systems Mark Rosegrant Director, Environment and Production Technology Division

More information

Organic farming. A guide on support opportunities for organic producers in Europe. Agriculture and Rural Development

Organic farming. A guide on support opportunities for organic producers in Europe. Agriculture and Rural Development Organic farming A guide on support opportunities for organic producers in Europe Agriculture and Rural Development This publication is an informative document intended for organic farmers, processors and

More information

Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming

Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming Christian Ege, Danish Ecological Council Tommy Dalgaard, Aarhus University Alex Dubgaard, University of Copenhagen 1 A Danish project: Future

More information

The forest sector s contribution to the European bioeconomy Tytti Peltonen VP, Corporate Affairs, Metsä Group

The forest sector s contribution to the European bioeconomy Tytti Peltonen VP, Corporate Affairs, Metsä Group The forest sector s contribution to the European bioeconomy Tytti Peltonen VP, Corporate Affairs, sustainably from forest to customer Sales EUR 4,9 billion; personnel 11 000 Production units 9; sales offices

More information

Future Earth 2025 Vision

Future Earth 2025 Vision Future Earth 2025 Vision The vision of is for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world. This requires contributions from a new type of science that links disciplines, knowledge systems and

More information

DRYLAND SYSTEMS Science for better food security and livelihoods in the dry areas

DRYLAND SYSTEMS Science for better food security and livelihoods in the dry areas DRYLAND SYSTEMS Science for better food security and livelihoods in the dry areas CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Agricultural Production Systems The global research partnership to improve agricultural

More information

Major/Specialization. B.Sc. Degree

Major/Specialization. B.Sc. Degree B.Sc. Degree Extension and Extension and Forestry and Forest Reclamation of Arid & Mountainous Regions Agronomy & with two specializations Landscape Design Aquatic Ecology Fish Processing Forestry and

More information

Climate-Smart Agriculture - Science for Action 24-26 October 2011 - Ede / Wageningen - The Netherlands

Climate-Smart Agriculture - Science for Action 24-26 October 2011 - Ede / Wageningen - The Netherlands The Wageningen Statement: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Science for Action 24-26 October 2011 - Ede / Wageningen - The Netherlands The Wageningen Statement: Climate-Smart Agriculture Science for Action The

More information

Investing to Strengthen the Good Food Supply Chain

Investing to Strengthen the Good Food Supply Chain Investing to Strengthen the Good Food Supply Chain As Americans desire for healthier, more sustainable food options increases, the good food marketplace is rapidly maturing, creating opportunities for

More information

Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities 2008 2012 an updated assessment

Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities 2008 2012 an updated assessment Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities 2008 2012 an updated assessment Summary In 2012, air pollution from European industrial facilities cost at least EUR 59 billion (and up to EUR

More information

What Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in a Bioeconomy Age?

What Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in a Bioeconomy Age? What Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in a Bioeconomy Age? Joachim von Braun Center for Development Research (ZEF) University of Bonn A Jülich Lecture, June 28 th, 2013 The Roots of Innovation

More information

IEA Bioenergy ExCo 74 Workshop on Land use and Mitigating iluc 23/10/2014 Brussels

IEA Bioenergy ExCo 74 Workshop on Land use and Mitigating iluc 23/10/2014 Brussels IEA Bioenergy ExCo 74 Workshop on Land use and Mitigating iluc 23/10/2014 Brussels Possible solutions for worldwide land use change Jan T. Mizgajski Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany Institut IWAR

More information

FUTURE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY WATER - Vol. II - Environmental Impact of Food Production and Consumption - Palaniappa Krishnan

FUTURE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY WATER - Vol. II - Environmental Impact of Food Production and Consumption - Palaniappa Krishnan ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION Palaniappa Krishnan Bioresources Engineering Department, University of Delaware, USA Keywords: Soil organisms, soil fertility, water quality, solar

More information

Section 5.1 Food chains and food webs

Section 5.1 Food chains and food webs Section 5.1 Food chains and food webs The ultimate source of energy in an ecosystem comes from sunlight This energy is converted to an organic form using photosynthesis which is then passed between organisms

More information

First Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS)

First Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS) First Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS) Ms. Teodóra KRISTÓF Ministry of Rural Development / Department of Environmental Development Policy, Hungary Berlin, 4 December

More information

Organic farming : key advantages to be encouraged

Organic farming : key advantages to be encouraged Stéphane Le Foll Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry. Organic farming : key advantages to be encouraged «Organic farming and its products represent a dynamic and buoyant sector of the economy,

More information

Possibilities of EIP implementation in the Hungarian agriculture between 2014-2020

Possibilities of EIP implementation in the Hungarian agriculture between 2014-2020 Possibilities of EIP implementation in the Hungarian agriculture between 2014-2020 Zsolt Feldman Dr Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development Budapest, 6th

More information

Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS)

Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS) Hungarian National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy Dr. Martina MAKAI Ministry of Rural Development WHY ESTABLISHING THE NEW STRATEGY? Global crisis as challenge & opportunity for: greening

More information

Intervention on behalf of Denmark, Norway and Ireland on the occasion of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals meeting on

Intervention on behalf of Denmark, Norway and Ireland on the occasion of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals meeting on Intervention on behalf of Denmark, Norway and Ireland on the occasion of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production, including Chemicals and

More information

Performance Indicator Matrix (PIM) Tables: FISH CRP

Performance Indicator Matrix (PIM) Tables: FISH CRP Performance Indicator Matrix (PIM) Tables: FISH CRP Contents Table A- CRP Level: Contribution to CGIAR Targets... 2 Quantitative contribution to countries... 4 FP1 - Sustainable Aquaculture... 8 PIM Table

More information

BioEUParks - Developing an efficient and sustainable biomass supply chain in 5 European Nature Parks

BioEUParks - Developing an efficient and sustainable biomass supply chain in 5 European Nature Parks BioEUParks - Developing an efficient and sustainable biomass supply chain in 5 European Nature Parks Senta Schmatzberger Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.v. Agency for Renewable Resources Fachagentur

More information

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA)

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA) GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (GACSA) FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT Version 01 :: 1 September 2014 I Vision 1. In today s world there is enough food produced for all to be well-fed, but one person

More information

Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville

Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville 1. Introduction to Environmental Science (5 days) Describe the three categories into which most environmental problems fall Explain how the

More information

Building Integrated Approaches into the Sustainable Development Goals. Submitted to the UN Secretary- General on the 26 of March, 2014

Building Integrated Approaches into the Sustainable Development Goals. Submitted to the UN Secretary- General on the 26 of March, 2014 Building Approaches into the Sustainable Development Goals A Declaration from the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference in the name of the Co- directors held at the University of North

More information

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Contribution to the 2014 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Integration Segment Food security for sustainable development and urbanization:

More information

The global need for sustainable food, fuel and fibre production

The global need for sustainable food, fuel and fibre production The global need for sustainable food, fuel and fibre production Research, Education and Collaboration at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Johan Schnürer, professor Assistant Vice-Chancellor

More information

food systems Healthy people depend on healthy Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition World Food Day 16 October 2013

food systems Healthy people depend on healthy Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition World Food Day 16 October 2013 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 738 Grass for those who cry, 1975, 2013 NAMIDA AG, Glarus/Switzerland Healthy people depend on healthy food systems Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

More information

FAO-Adapt. Framework Programme on Climate Change Adaptation

FAO-Adapt. Framework Programme on Climate Change Adaptation FAO-Adapt Framework Programme on Climate Change Adaptation Food security and climate change FAO s vision for the future is a world free of hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contribute

More information

Enhancing Biodiversity. Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture

Enhancing Biodiversity. Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture Enhancing Biodiversity Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture Contents Introduction Increasing food security in a sustainable way 3 The importance of biodiversity The vitality and

More information

Integrating Social Vulnerability into Research on Food Systems and Global Change

Integrating Social Vulnerability into Research on Food Systems and Global Change RES-221-25-0039 Integrating Social Vulnerability into Research on Food Systems and Global Change Summary of Research Results The research aimed to enhance understanding of how concepts of vulnerability

More information

Papapostolou 1, E. Kondili 1, J.K. Kaldellis 2

Papapostolou 1, E. Kondili 1, J.K. Kaldellis 2 Technological and Environmental Impacts Evaluation of Biomass and Biofuels Supply Chain Papapostolou 1, E. Kondili 1, J.K. Kaldellis 2 1 Optimisation of Production Systems Lab 2 Soft Energy Applications

More information

CALL PRE ANNOUNCEMENT

CALL PRE ANNOUNCEMENT CALL PRE ANNOUNCEMENT ERANETMED JOINT CALL ON Renewable Energies, Water Resources and their connections for the Mediterranean Region The present document is a pre-announcement of the joint transnational

More information

Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe a summary for policymakers

Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe a summary for policymakers Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe a summary for policymakers A new European Environment Agency (EEA report, Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial

More information

Status of the World s Soil Resources

Status of the World s Soil Resources 5 December 2015 Status of the World s Soil Resources The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the main scientific advisory body to the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) hosted by the Food and

More information

Origins and causes of river basin sediment degradation and available remediation and mitigation options. Feedback from the Riskbase workshop

Origins and causes of river basin sediment degradation and available remediation and mitigation options. Feedback from the Riskbase workshop Origins and causes of river basin sediment degradation and available remediation and mitigation options Feedback from the Riskbase workshop Corinne Merly 1, Olivier Cerdan 1, Laurence Gourcy 1 Emmanuelle

More information

New Zealand s response to climate change. March 2008 www.nzinstitute.org

New Zealand s response to climate change. March 2008 www.nzinstitute.org New Zealand s response to climate change March 2008 www.nzinstitute.org THE AIM OF THIS PRESENTATION This presentation summarises the research, analysis, and recommendations made in the New Zealand Institute

More information

Risø-R-1512(EN) Green Technological Foresight on Environmental Friendly Agriculture: Executive Summary

Risø-R-1512(EN) Green Technological Foresight on Environmental Friendly Agriculture: Executive Summary Risø-R-1512(EN) Green Technological Foresight on Environmental Friendly Agriculture: Executive Summary Risø National Laboratory Roskilde Denmark December 2004 Authors: Kristian Borch 1, Svend Christensen

More information

Perspective in Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Perspective in Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Perspective in Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin America and the Caribbean February 2012 Víctor M. Villalobos Director General Slide 1 HEMISFERIC AGRICULTURE PERSPECTIVE Ladies and Gentlemen:

More information

Ethanol Fuelling a New Market for Triticale

Ethanol Fuelling a New Market for Triticale Ethanol Fuelling a New Market for Triticale Christopher Green, Senova Ltd (formerly SW Seed Ltd) Given by Ad Vrolijk, SW Seed BV 6 th International Triticale Symposium Stellenbosch, September 2006 Why

More information

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE. Executive Summary

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE. Executive Summary CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE Sourcebook Executive Summary Why is climate-smart agriculture needed? Between now and 2050, the world s population will increase by one-third. Most of these additional 2 billion

More information

Upscaling of locally proven IPM technologies for control of pest of economic importance i

Upscaling of locally proven IPM technologies for control of pest of economic importance i Technology Fact Sheet for Adaptation Upscaling of locally proven IPM technologies for control of pest of economic importance i Technology: Upscaling of locally proven IPM technologies for control of pest

More information

Green Energy in Europe - Potentials and Prospects

Green Energy in Europe - Potentials and Prospects Green Energy in Europe - Potentials and Prospects Gerfried Jungmeier, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria Tel: +43 (0) 316 876 1313 Fax: +43 (0) 316 876 1320 e-mail: gerfried.jungmeier@joanneum.at www.joanneum.at

More information

FAO Regional Office (REU) - Budapest

FAO Regional Office (REU) - Budapest Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) FAO Regional Office (REU) - Budapest Norbert Winkler-Ráthonyi (Forestry Officer) CI - SFM Regional Workshop Zagreb, Croatia, 26-27 March 2013 Regional

More information

Priority 2 description. Efficient management of natural resources Extract of the Cooperation Programme

Priority 2 description. Efficient management of natural resources Extract of the Cooperation Programme Priority 2 description Efficient management of natural resources Extract of the Cooperation Programme Priority 2 description Efficient management of natural resources of Interreg Baltic Sea Region, a transnational

More information

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE FOR POLICY EVALUATION. A qualitative approach to climate change and sustainability

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE FOR POLICY EVALUATION. A qualitative approach to climate change and sustainability TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE FOR POLICY EVALUATION A qualitative approach to climate change and sustainability LAYOUT Introduction Modelling the triple bottom line A case study Conclusion INTRODUCTION GOALS Argue

More information

Integrated crop-livestock farming systems

Integrated crop-livestock farming systems Livestock Thematic Papers Tools for project design Integrated crop-livestock farming systems Population growth, urbanization and income growth in developing countries are fuelling a substantial global

More information