Event report: Sustainable Solutions for Food Security

26.10.2010

Event report: Sustainable Solutions for Food Security

On Tuesday, October 26th in Brussels, farmers, EU policymakers and civil society representatives gathered to discuss ‘Sustainable Solutions for Food Security.’  Food production will need to grow to meet increasing demand and decrease hunger, and several farmers from three continents explained first hand how agricultural biotechnology could be part of the solution. 

The event began with short commentaries by Mr. Roberto Ridolfi, Head of Unit, EuropeAid, Ms. Rosalie Ellasus, a small farmer from the Philippines, Dr. Justus Wesseler of Wageningen University, and Dr. Ivo Marcos Carraro of Brazil’s COODETEC cooperative that represents 180,000 farmers.