Presentation slides


19. April

Moderator: Mindaugas Maciulevicius, Member of European Economic and Social Committee

Chairman of the COMAGRI or the European Parliament Mr Czesław Adam Siekierski - The role of agriculture for rural life

DG Agri Director-General Mr Jerzy Bogdan Plewa

FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia Mr Raimund Jehle

Deputy Director of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate Ms Carmel Cahill

Director of IFAD's Global Engagement, Knowledge and Strategy division Mr. Ashwani Muthoo - "Innovative financing for agriculture and rural development: Addressing the financing gap."

Vice-minister of agriculture of Armenia Mr Armen Harutyunyan - "Transformation of agriculture in 21th Century"

Vice-Minister of agriculture of Moldova Mr Ion Paria

Group 1: Ministers and high officials - Agriculture for Rural Development

Group 2: Risk management and support measures in rural sector

Changes of ecosystems and adaptability to climate change - Prof Ülo Niinemets, EMU

Conducting land reform – a step toward secure land ownership - Evelin Jürgenson, EMÜ

Do agricultural measures have a positive influence on rural development and elimination of regional differences. - Aleksejs Nipers (Latvia University of Agriculture)

The impact of agricultural subsidies on the economic sustainability of Estonian farms - Eduard Matveev (The Rural Economy Research Centre, Estonia)

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020 contribution to development of rural areas - Ain Soome (Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs)

Group 3: Animal husbandry in rural development (Moderated by Prof. David Arney, EMU)

The 68th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) - Prof Haldja Viinalass, Estonian University of Life Sciences

How improving the animal welfare improves rural development - Terence Cassidy (European Commission DG Health and Food Safety audits and analysis)

BioCC`s  R&D  activities  covering  the dairy  value chain - Ene Tammsaar, Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products LLC (BioCC)

Emerging animal diseases. Impact on rural economy - The challenges and solutions - Prof Arvo Viltrop, Estonian University of Life Sciences

16.45 - 17.30 Summarising key-note presentation "Agriculture for rural development: Attempts of a synthesis." by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. i.R. Harald von Witzke (Humboldt University of Berlin, Professor and Chair for International Agricultural Trade and Development and President, Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences)


20. April

The World Bank vision on the rural development and the role of changing agriculture in its development - Paavo Eliste (The World Bank)

The efficiency and influence of support measures offered by Estonian Rural Development Foundation to Estonian rural regions. Goals of the EU CAP in the future - Raul Rosenberg (Estonian Rural Development Foundation)

Assessment of the Availability of Basic Agricultural Goods in the Republic of Armenia and Possibilities to Increase Imports of Them - Prof. Hrachik Javadyan (Armenian Agricultural University)

More sustainable food systems - Mindaugas Maciulevicius (Member of European Economic and Social Committee)