How can the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) incorporate proactive recognition of climate change and the outcomes of WTO negotiations?
How should markets respond to increased demands for food safety and environmental sustainability, and to the emergence of new technologies?
Putting these questions and others into perspective will be the aim of AG2020 —Foresight Analysis for World Agricultural Markets (2020). What will the agriculture of the future look like and how do we get there?
EU agriculture is under pressure today from several sides: increased international competition, environmental requirements, and specifically climate change, the accession of new EU members and changing subsidies are all sources of new demands. Rather than passively awaiting developments, AG2020 will proactively describe alternative futures for the global agriculture market. It will also develop corresponding policy scenarios that describe ways in which politicians, civil servants, farmers and other actors can direct change towards desirable targets.