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November 27, 2018 | Paris

AGRICULTURE & FOOD SUMMIT 2018

The Strength of Europe’s Agri-Food System: Digging into Farm Economics & Food Trade

Agriculture is one of the most heavily subsidized industries in the European Union. Yet farmers are struggling to generate profits – or break even – as they face massive investment and maintenance costs, unpredictable climates, and volatile prices. Meanwhile, consumers are placing increased scrutiny on how their food is produced and where it comes from.

The economics of farming and food trade is highly complex – and 2018 promises to be a pivotal year in Europe. Policymakers, industry leaders, farmers and other key agricultural and food influencers will gather to address the most pressing challenges and opportunities head-on, including:

  • Will public authorities find the right balance with CAP reform under way and new trade deals in the works?
  • How will farmers adjust to the subsidies cut planned within the EU’s next multiannual financial framework (MFF)?
  • Can small-scale farming and industrial agriculture co-exist harmoniously? Is one better than the other when it comes to promoting sustainability in our agri-food systems?
  • What kind of food production model do we want for the future in Europe?

Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 edition, on November 27, 2018, POLITICO’s Agriculture and Food Summit 2018 will return to Paris to convene some of the world’s agriculture and food leaders. On the menu, a day of dynamic programming, serving a mix of panel discussions, keynotes, and breakout sessions moderated by POLITICO’s top agriculture and food policy journalists. We’ll discuss the most pressing issues ranging from farm economics to food trade, and whether or not Europe’s agri-food systems can stand on their own two feet.

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WHY ATTEND

VISIONARY SPEAKERS
Dive into farm economics and Europe’s agri-food competitiveness on a global scale with the movers and shakers in European policy and industry.

INTERACTIVE AGENDA
A full-day Summit, featuring 360 degrees of interactivity via live program apps, networking breaks and breakout sessions.

PEER CONNECTIONS
Be among the 150 industry leaders, policymakers and key drivers of change in food and agriculture.

TRACK RECORD
Highlights from the Agriculture and Food Summit 2017.

2018 PARTNERS

FOUNDING PARTNER

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About European Crop Protection

The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) represents the interests of the crop protection industry at a European level. Its members include all major companies, SMEs and national associations across Europe. For more information: www.ecpa.eu

Presenting partner

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About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont                   

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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