In our webinars we talk with experts about science underpinning important agricultural policy debates.
Farmers need to take a steadily increasing number of decisions when planning their operations and each of these decisions can influence their farm’s sustainability performance. For example, how to ensure optimal land-use and fertilizer application, preserving biodiversity and reducing the carbon footprint, while optimizing yield? Irish MEP Colm Markey, Tom Bryan (Boortmalt), Joe Rushton (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform) and Kerstin Ulrich (BASF) will illustrate how digital tools such as AgBalance can help farmers combine environmental protection, farm productivity and societal acceptance.
March 19, 2021
There are more than 400 voluntary sustainability standards worldwide. Labels such as: “natural", "carbon neutral" or "sustainably sourced" and many more. But what do these sustainability labels actually mean?
MEP Franc Bogovič and MEP Álvaro Amaro contributed to the webinar with a recorded video message.
January 27, 2021
Conventional and innovative plant breeding, and genome editing: what does it all mean and how could these technologies contribute to achieving Farm-to-Fork objectives?
Dr. Nicola Patron, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute, explains what technologies are available and how they help develop innovative plant varieties to meet farmers' needs and overcome environmental challenges.
MEP Ulrike Müller, MEP Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez, and the young scientists of the GeneSprout Initiative also contributed to the webinar with recorded video messages.
December 7, 2020
Which is more sustainable: an apple from Belgium or an organic apple from New Zealand, a Dutch greenhouse tomato or one grown in Spanish soil, coffee from organic plantations in Brazil or from traditional farms in Ethiopia?
If you want to learn more, watch this BASF Agricultural Science Policy Webinar with Prof. Dr. Markus Frank, Nürtingen-Geislingen University.
October 13, 2020
We have all heard of MRLs but what exactly are they?
Publication of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy set ambitious objectives, especially regarding risks associated with pesticides and their use. But have you ever wondered how such consumer risks are calculated and what do they really mean in practice?
If you want to learn more, watch this BASF Agricultural Science Policy Webinar with Dr. Caroline Harris, internationally respected expert and former regulator.
September 4, 2020