Information for Participants
Objectives of the workshop
This workshop will explore the role of the private sector in fostering green growth in the agro-food chain. The following issues will be addressed:
- What is the role of private sector and joint private-public approaches in greening the agro-food sector?
- What potential do new technologies hold, including biotechnologies, in increasing productivity (and reducing waste) in the agro-food sector in a sustainable manner?
- What are the main obstacles to harnessing private-public partnerships and joint approaches?
For further details, see the draft agenda above.
- Session 1: Setting the scene
Paper Abstract Powerpoint
Paper Abstract Powerpoint
- Session 2: Improving productivity and resource efficiency in an environment of green growth
Innovation in Plant Biotechnology for Green Growth
Nutrient Use Efficiency for Crops
Koen VAN KEER
The Netherlands Agri-food Sector to-the-top by Sustainable Innovative Growth
- Session 3: Tracking performance
Report from the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Conference:
Measuring and Reporting on Green Growth - Private Sector Initiatives
What's your Field-print? Tracking and Promoting Sustainable Development
From Assessment to Continuous Improvement: An AgBalance Study on Soybean, Corn and Cotton Production in Brazil
Life cycle and GHG analyses
Discussion: 4 Measurement Perspectives
- Session 4: Roundtable Discussion: The way Forward
- Session 5: Concluding remarks
Moderators, Speakers and Discussants
Luncheon: Side-event organized by the International Fertiliser Association and BIAC
We wish to draw your attention to a side-event hosted by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and BIAC entitled “Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health”. This side-event, held over a luncheon in the OECD Chateau, will last a little over an hour and will take place during the lunch break of the OECD/BIAC workshop. It will feature presentations by three distinguished panel speakers:
- Ismail Cakmak (Sabanci University, Turkey),
- Patrick Heffer (IFA), and
- Andrew Green (International Zinc Association),
followed by a brief Q&A session.
Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health: a Scientific Review
Participants attending the OECD/BIAC workshop are invited to attend the side-event and luncheon. If you wish to attend the lunch, please inform Ms. Sophie Babeix (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 15 April 2013.
It is essential to register in advance in order to participate in this lunch event.
For further information on this workshop please contact:
- Dimitris Diakosavvas, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
- Jonathan Greenhill, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)