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Food and Agriculture Workshops, March 13, 2010:

9:00 – 10:30
Welcome and opening comments from a panel of the event co-organizers
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Kong Xiangzhi, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Feng Huiling, Vice President of Renmin University, Dean of Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability, Renmin University
Du Xiaoshan, Rural Development Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Joshua Muldavin, Action 2030 Institute
Jim Harkness, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network

Keynote:

Agriculture in the 21st century

Moderator: Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network

Zhang Hongyu, Ministry of Agriculture

China Agriculture Outlook

Hans Herren, Millennium Institute, Co-chair of IAASTD
The perspective of the IAASTD on what’s next for agriculture

Discussant: Li Xiaoyun, Chinese Agricultural University

10:50 –12:20
Lessons of Industrial Agriculture
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Kong Xiangzhi, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Zheng Fengtian, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University
Challenges facing China’s industrial agriculture:
Chinese agriculture in the shadow of “Brown syndrome”
Joshua Muldavin, Action 2030 Institute
Industrial agriculture: the US model goes global
Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society
Industrial agriculture & green energy
Jim Harkness, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Industrial agriculture and public health

Discussant: Wen Tiejun, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

1:20 – 1:50
Screening of a short documentary film on agriculture and food

2:00 – 3:30
Can sustainable agriculture feed the world?
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Joshua Muldavin, Action 2030 Institute

Xue Dayuan, Chief Scientist for Biodiversity, Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection
History and trend of China’s ecological agriculture
Claude Alvares, Organic Farming Association of India
Organic agriculture in India
Zhang Jianhua, Hongkong Baptist University
Less water for more food: how can China’s agriculture be sustainable?
Tan Xuewen, Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Implications of Short-Chain Food on the Future of Modern Agriculture

Discussant: Wang Jie, Ministry of Environmental Protection

3:50 – 5:20
Small group discussions

1. Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture in China
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University
Moderator: Guo Luo, Central University for Nationalities
Speaker: Dai Rong, Central University for Nationalities
    Ecological agriculture model in China: a case study from Qinglong County, Guizhou Province
Zheng Yanhai, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ecological agriculture: a case study from Shandong Province

2.GMO
Conference Room 3, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Zheng Fengtian, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

3.Organic small farmers and market
Conference Room 4, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University
Moderator: Yan Hairong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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