GUE NGL HEARING: Building a Manifesto for a Green and Fair CAP

VENUE: European Parliament, ASP room 1G2

9:15 – 9.20

Welcome address and introduction: GUE NGL Coordinator for Agriculture, Lidia Senra Rodriguez 

9.20 – 10.00

Sustainable Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) 2020: challenges ahead from the perspective of progressive Left

Xavier Compain, coordinator for Agriculture, French communist party/PCF

Stavros Arachovitis, SYRIZA MP, coordinator for Syriza agriculture group at the Greek parliament

Isabel Vilalba Seivane, dairy farmer, secretary-general of Galician Farmers Union and member of the European Coordination Via Campesina

Pedro Santos, CNA (national agriculture confederation), PT 

10.00 – 10.15

Coffee break

10.15 – 11.30

Key policy drivers for CAP Reform: the holistic approach of European civil society 

Stephen Meredith, IFOAM (European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming)

Guus Geurts, Aarde Boer Consument platform, NL

Olga Kikou, Compassion in World Farming

Nikolai Pushkarev, European Public Health Alliance

Faustine Bas-Defossez, European Environnemental Bureau

11.30 – 12.15

CAP Reform: what about the rest of the world?

Gladstone Leonel Junior, Brazilian academic, expert in human rights and agroecology

Thierry Kesteloot, OXFAM BE

Patrick Worms, senior policy advisor with the World Agroforestry Centre

12.15 – 13.00

Q & A time: speakers debate among themselves and engage with the audience 


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