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Event Integrated Pest Management - The Way Forward to Sustainable Agricultural Production

Commemorating the 50 years anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “The Silent Spring”.

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Period 19/06/2012
Event location Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels
Host European Parliament, International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)
Geographical coverage EU - European Union, Belgium,
Keywords agricultural biodiversity, agrobiodiversity or agricultural biological diversity, integrated pest management, pest,


08.30-09.00 Registration

9.00 IPM and its role in sustainable production - Moderated by Francois Veillerette, president of PAN Europe

09.00 - 09.10 Welcome by Pavel Poc, MEP

09.10-09.20 Why this conference by Owen Jones, president of IBMA

09.20 - 09.40 Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General in the European Commission, DG SANCO ‘The EU strategy for sustainable plant protection"

09.40- 10.00 Vesna Valant, Member of the cabinet of Commissioner Poto─Źnik, “IPM an essential tool to ensure the needed resource efficiency”

10.00– 10.20 Ms. Eva Reinhard, Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture, ‘The Swiss agricultural policy – how a policy assists the sustainable use of pesticides’.

10.20-10.40 Questions

10.40 The state of the environment in a resource-constrained world Chaired by Andrea Zanoni, Member of the European Parliament

10.40-11.20 David Pimentel, Professor of Entomology and Ecology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, “50 years after the Silent Spring: successes and future challenges”

11.20-11.40 David Gee, author of ‘late lessons from Early Warnings – history of chemistry’

11.40-11.50 Pavel Poc, Member of the European Parliament ‘Behavioural effects of pesticides on bees - non toxic, still lethal"

11.50-12.10 Questions

12.10 The need for a paradigm change in European agriculture – what is not IPM Chaired by Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General in the European Commission, DG SANCO

12.10-12.30 Dan Joergensen, Member of European Parliament, vice president of the ENVI committee, ‘the need for a paradigm change in the Common Agricultural Policy’

12.30-12.50 Erik Matijs, professor at university of Leuven, “Sustainable food consumption and production in a resource-constrained world, 3rd SCAR foresight exercise.”

12.50-13.10 David Baldock, Institute of European Environmental Policy, “The potential of the Common Agricultural Policy in reducing chemical dependency”

13.10-13.20 Questions

13.20 Lunch – IBMA exibition with examples of sector specific IPMs

14.50 Examples of IPM – advantages of IPM Chaired by Michael Hamell, head of unit, DG ENVI European Commission

14.50-15.10 Frank Wijnands, Wageningen UR and IP Commission of IOBC ‘Different strategies to implement IPM in practice: about incentives and impact’

15.10-15.30 Chris Serra, LIVE wine cooperative, Oregon, United States (LIVE is one of IOBC endorsed organisations): Improving sustainability: partnerships and certification, experiences.

15.30-15.50 Bertrand Omon, chambre d’agriculture Eure, France, ‘when a group of farmers engage seriously in reducing pesticide dependency – it can be done’

15.50-16.10 Questions

16.10 ICM the key for the European innovative partnership in agriculture Chaired by Ernst van der Ende, director Plant Science Group: Wageningen University and research centre

16.10-16.30 Alina Stefania Ujapan, member of the cabinet of Commissioner Ciolos, “Incentives and innovation at the heart of Commission policy to foster the use of Sustainable practices in EU agriculture and the food chain ”

16.30-16.50 Franz Bigler, Agroscope and President of IOBC, “Pesticide reduction – what are the alternatives?” – an overview

16.50-17.10 Karel Bolckmans, IBMA, “Future promising technologies that require further research – why IPM is smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”

17-10-17.25 questions

17.25-17.45 Sum and and by Francois Veillerette, president of PAN Europe

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