The Contribution of RNAi for more sustainable and resilient food systems: Meeting with stakeholders and policymakers

Webinar 8

The Contribution of RNAi for more sustainable and resilient food systems: Meeting with stakeholders and policymakers

Programme:

SESSION 1 | Meeting with Stakeholders

9.30 Welcome

Speaker: Vera Ventura, Chair of the WG4 | Bruno Mezzetti, Chair of the iplanta Cost Action

9.40-10.40Interventions: RNAi for greener food products

Horizon 2020 PRIMA Medberry project- RNAi for sustainable strawberry production

Speaker: Elena Baraldi | Università degli Studi di Bologna

 

Regulatory and Market challenges for RNAi products in the EU

Speaker: Nick Vangheluwe, collaborator with the Public Research Speciality

Crops Approval Association (PRESCAA)

 

Green Deal or Green Dream?

Speaker: Alessandro Dalpiaz - Head of the Italian Association OF Apple Producers - Assomela

10.40 Short video on IPlanta activity

 

10.45-11.30 Round Table - Market perspective for RNAi products

Speaker: Bruno Mezzetti, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Mirco Montefiori, New Plant

Anna Aldrighetti, Sant’Orsola

Peter Melis, PCF Research Centre Hoogstraten

Bruno MezzettiMirco MontefioriAnna Aldrighetti

SESSION 2 | Meeting with Policymakers

14.30 Welcome

Speaker: Dominique Vandekerchove, COST Association - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

 

RNAi and EU sustainability goals

Speaker: Bruno Mezzetti, Università politecnica delle Marche, chair of the iPlanta Cost Action

 

15.00-16.30 Interventions

Speaker: Bruno Mezzetti, Chair of the iPlanta Cost Action

 Vera Ventura, Chair of the WG4 – socio economic impact – of the iPlanta Cost Action

 

Crop Improvement at FAO

Speaker: Chikelu Mba, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Plant Production and Protection Division

 

EU Plant Health Research & Innovation

Speaker: Gisela Quaglia, Research Programme Officer - European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

 

The use of micro-organisms as active substances in plantprotection products

Speaker: Domenico Deserio, Policy Officer Pesticides - European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

 

EFSA’s activities on the risk assessment of RNAi-based GM crops

Speaker: Paolo Lenzi, European Food safety Authority (EFSA)

 

PRIMA, a partnership towards Resilience, Impact and Sustainability in the Mediterranean

Speaker: Omar Amawi, deputy director – PRIMA foundation

 

Short videos on IPlanta activity16.30

 

16.35-17.30 Round table:the implementation of the Green deal core policies: the role of RNAi

Speaker: Jeremy Sweet, Vice-chair of the iPlanta Cost Action

Nevena Alexandrova, FAO Agricultural Innovation Systems and Knowledge sharing officer

Chikelu Mba, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Plant Production and Protection Division 

Gisela Quaglia, Research Programme Officer - European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development Domenico Deserio, Policy Officer Pesticides - European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

Omar Amawi, deputy director – PRIMA foundation

 

 

VIDEO SESSION 1     PHOTO SESSION1

VIDEO SESSION 2     PHOTO SESSION2

 

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