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Food & Environmental Security:  the role of food and agricultural trade policy

May 10-11, 2009

A group of renowned international policymakers, agribusiness executives, farm and NGO leaders and scholars met in Salzburg to examine the key global challenges facing the agricultural sector in the 21st century and analyze the role of food and agricultural trade in the midst of these challenges.  Based on a clear understanding of food security and climate change issues on the one hand and the role of trade on the other hand, seminar participants will arrive at pragmatic recommendations for trade policies and for the international food and agricultural trade system.

Presentations and Speeches

Keynote Address


  • Carlo Trojan, IPC Chairman

Opening Address

  • The Honorable Niki Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

          Austria's Perspective on Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade

Session I - Food Security: Competing Claims on Land and Water

Session II - Adapting National and Regional Policies to New Challenges

  • The Honorable Mariann Fischer Boel, EU Commissioner for Agriculture

           The Countdown to Copenhagen: climate change, agriculture and global food security

Session III - Adapting the International Trade Regime to New Challenges

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