Dinner Workshop "Decreasing environmental footprint of agriculture without decreasing yield"
The challenge for Europe and globally in terms of safeguarding substantial increase in food demand, while decreasing environmental footprint of agriculture is very complex. Faced with rising world food demand and increased risks to food production from climate change and greater market volatility, it is more important than ever for the EU to maintain agricultural activity and competitiveness without undermining the integrity of environmental systems. This dinner workshop will present examples of how plant science and breeding can help society to cope with this challenge. Perspectives and actions will be discussed with representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, Member States, and Plant ETP stakeholder experts.