Conference European Chemical Pesticide-Free Agriculture in 2050 

March 21, 2023 at the MGEN 3 square Max-Hymans 75015 Paris

Bilingual conference in English and French  (with simultaneous translation)

Moderator of the conference: Yves SCIAMA


9:00 - 9:30: Welcome of participants

  • Guy RICHARD, Director for collective scientific assessment, foresight and advanced studies (DEPE), INRAE
  • Yves SCIAMA, Journalist

9:30 - 10:00: Introduction by representatives of the foresight partners

  • Christian HUYGHE, Supervisor of French Priority Research Program (PRP) "Growing and Protecting crops Differently", Scientific Director Agriculture, INRAE
  • Cyril KAO, Head of the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of MASA
  • Diane SIMIU, Duputy General Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, France

10:00 - 11:50: Presentation of the results of the foresight European Chemical Pesticide-Free Agriculture in 2050

        10:00 - 11:00: Presentation of the scenarios and the transition pathways

  • Olivier MORA, INRAE Directorate for collective scientific assessment, foresight and advanced studies, Coordinator of the Foresight

Q&A with the audience

        11:00 - 11:20: Break

11:20 - 11:50: Quantification of the scenarios and their impacts on: production, land use, trade, greenhouse gas emissions

  • Chantal LE MOUËL, Economist, Joint Research Unit SMART, INRAE, member of the Foresight project team

Q&A with the audience

11:50 - 12:30: Panel discussion 1: discussion of the scenarios with three speakers:

  • Henri BIES-PERE, Vice-president, National Federation of Farmer’s Unions (FNSEA), France
  • Martin DERMINE, Executive Director, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe
  • Cécile DOINEL, Harmony program manager Europe, Mondelez

Q&A with the participants

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00: Public policies for a European Chemical Pesticide-Free Agriculture in 2050 based on the scenarios

What public policies for the scenarios of European chemical pesticide-free agriculture in 2050?

  • Claire MEUNIER, INRAE Directorate for collective scientific assessment, foresight and advanced studies, member of the Foresight project team

Panel discussion 2: articulation of the foresight scenarios with European policies, with three speakers:

  • Janet DWYER, Professor of rural policy, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Aymeric BERLING, Senior expert, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  • Andreas GUMBERT,  Policy officer, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Q&A with the participants

15:00 - 16:55: Transition pathways towards a European Chemical Pesticide-Free Agriculture in 2050

      15:00 - 16:45: European case studies illustrating the scenarios and regional transitions pathways (Italy, Romania, Finland, France):

  • Stefano CARLESI, Assistant professor in Agronomy and Field Crops, Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Ana Cornelia BUTCARU, Researcher, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
  • Sari AUTIO, Senior Officer, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency Tukes, Finland
  • Cécile LELABOUSSE, Environment project manager – animator, Interprofession of Bergerac and Duras wines (IVBD), France

     15:45 - 16:05: Break

     16.05 - 16.55: Panel discussion 3: articulation of research and development schemes, scales of intervention, sectors and territories for a European transition, with four speakers:

  • Philippe LEMANCEAU, Vice-President Dijon Métropole, France
  • Jean-Marc PETAT, Head of Sustainability, Communication, Public Affairs -Sub Region West, BASF Agricultural Solutions
  • Moritz RECKLING, Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
  • Tobin ROBINSON, Head of Unit, Plant Health and Pesticide Residues, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Q&A with the participants

16:55 - 17:15: Conclusion of the conference by Philippe MAUGUIN, INRAE CEO