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On 6th December 2011, the European Commission’s Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General organised the Annual Network Event 2011 in Brussels. The key event of this conference was a panel session with Commissioner Ciolos, where the floor was open for questions from all participants. You can watch this here:

Further clips available below:

Extracts from the Plenary panel debate I

Competitive and productive farming – to green or not to green:

– Tassos HANIOTTIS, European Commission, DG AGRI

– David BALDOCK, Institute for European Environmental Policy

– Pekka PESONEN, Copa-Cogeca


Extracts from the Plenary panel debate II

From global to local – getting farmers organised to play on all markets:

– Joao PACHECO, European Commission, DG AGRI

– Geneviève SAVIGNY, European Coordination Via Campesina

– Jo SWINNEN, University of Leuven (KUL)


Extracts from the Plenary panel debate III

The territorial challenge – agriculture as a key element of rural growth:

– Csaba FORGACS, Corvinus University of Budapest

– Laura CIACCI, International Slow Food Movement

– Joris BAECKE, European Council of Young Farmers

– Loretta DORMAL-MARINO, European Commission DG AGRI