Green growth and sustainable development

OECD/BIAC Workshop: Green Growth in the Agro-Food Chain: What Role for the Private Sector?


 Information for Participants

  • Agenda 

Objectives of the workshop

This workshop will explore the role of the private sector in fostering green growth in the agro-food chain. The following issues will be addressed:

  • What is the role of private sector and joint private-public approaches in greening the agro-food sector?
  • What potential do new technologies hold, including biotechnologies, in increasing productivity (and reducing waste) in the agro-food sector in a sustainable manner?
  • What are the main obstacles to harnessing private-public partnerships and joint approaches?

Proposed sessions

For further details, see the draft agenda above.

  • Session 1: Setting the scene

    Thomas KIRCHBERG
  • Session 2: Improving productivity and resource efficiency in an environment of green growth

    Innovation in Plant Biotechnology for Green Growth
    Joachim SCHNEIDER
    Nutrient Use Efficiency for Crops
    Koen VAN KEER
    The Netherlands Agri-food Sector to-the-top by Sustainable Innovative Growth

    Martin KROPFF
  • Session 3: Tracking performance

    Report from the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Conference:
    Measuring and Reporting on Green Growth - Private Sector Initiatives
    Giuseppe NICOLETTI

    What's your Field-print? Tracking and Promoting Sustainable Development
    Fred LUCKEY
    From Assessment to Continuous Improvement: An AgBalance Study on Soybean, Corn and Cotton Production in Brazil
    Markus FRANK

    Life cycle and GHG analyses
    Simon AUMONIER

    Discussion: 4 Measurement Perspectives

  • Session 4: Roundtable Discussion: The way Forward

    Richard PERKINS
  • Session 5: Concluding remarks

 Luncheon: Side-event organized by the International Fertiliser Association and BIAC

We wish to draw your attention to a side-event hosted by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and BIAC entitled “Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health”. This side-event, held over a luncheon in the OECD Chateau, will last a little over an hour and will take place during the lunch break of the OECD/BIAC workshop. It will feature presentations by three distinguished panel speakers:

  • Ismail Cakmak (Sabanci University, Turkey),
  • Patrick Heffer (IFA), and
  • Andrew Green (International Zinc Association),

followed by a brief Q&A session.

Participants attending the OECD/BIAC workshop are invited to attend the side-event and luncheon. If you wish to attend the lunch, please inform Ms. Sophie Babeix ( no later than 15 April 2013.

It is essential to register in advance in order to participate in this lunch event.

Related publications


For further information on this workshop please contact:

  • Dimitris Diakosavvas, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • Jonathan Greenhill, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)


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