Farming First Partners with the Economist Feeding the World Conference

Farming First is pleased to announce that for the second year running it will be a media partner for The Economist’s Feeding the World summit. This year’s summit is entitled ‘Feeding the World: Accelerating Global Collaboration on Food Security’.

  • Date: 30th January 2013
  • Location: The Hilton, Amsterdam
  • Time: 08:00am – 17:30pm

Farming First members will receive a 20% discount from the standard rate to attend. A 40% discount is also available for NGOs.  

This year includes debates around:

  • The Planet’s Food Security Crisis
  • Smart Partnerships – How to Build Successful Collaborations
  • Getting Tough on Food Waste

Industry leaders, Government ministers, donors, aid agencies and representatives of the research community will gather in Amsterdam to explore opportunities to collaborate in delivering improved nutrition and sustainable agricultural markets.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • John Parker, Globalisation Editor,  The Economist, 
  • Monty Jones, Executive Director, FARA
  • Jørgen Ole Haslestad, President and CEO,YARA
  • Siep Hiemstra, President of Africa and Middle East, Heineken 

New for this year will be a series of interactive workshops at the event, designed to provide practical solutions to existing problems. Delegates on the day will choose between three workshops on nutrition, finance & risk management and science & technology.

Farming First will be attending the summit and filming interviews with speakers and live tweeting throughout the day. Follow @farmingfirst for updates. You can also watch our Farming First TV  highlights video from last year’s summit and read our summary article.

To ensure your place at this critical discussion and enjoy our special rate please register online and use the discount code FF/DC. For NGOs, the discount code is FFN/DC.  Read here for the full agenda and list of speakers.