THE FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN LIVESTOCK FARMING : A TERRITORIAL AND ECONOMIC STAKE FOR EUROPE European seminar organised in the framework of the Livestock Summit, Clermont Ferrand, 7 octobre 2009 ***** Provisional agenda ***** I- CONTENT The seminar is structured in three modules : Which place does Europe want to give to its livestock sector ? What risks and opportunities for mountain livestock farming ? What are the proposals of the mountain massifs ? Introduction by the President of COPAMAC SIDAM, Jacques Chazalet 1st module : Which place does Europe want to give to its livestock sector? In short : Mountain livestock farming is object of multiple expectations, sometimes contradictory and is object of numerous policies. The blurred image European society has today of livestock farming is enhanced by the fact that policies, through multiple and sometimes confusing instruments, sustain types of breeding systems that do not all deliver the same products and services to society. It is necessary to clarify the context in which mountain livestock farming development must be organised. What are the expectations of consumers and society in a context where image of breeding is more and more blurred (intensive breeding, deforestation and sanitary crisis on one hand, idealized image of a traditional agriculture with cows eating grass in pastures on the other hand)? Speakers : Consumers association and/or Opinion polls institute What impacts has the CAP had on the different types of breeding systems in Europe ? Speakers : French Livestock technical institute or other institutes having conducted an impact study on the CAP In the framework of future discussions on the EU budget and on the CAP, what visions and expectations do Public authorities have towards the Future of European livestock farming after 2013 ? What role, in particular, for mountain breeding ? Speakers : European Commission – DG AGRI 2nd module : What risks and opportunities for mountain livestock farming ? In short : Context and evolution of policies developed in module 1 help to identify some risks for mountain breeding but also numerous opportunities. This module will show that mountain livestock farming, matching the major territorial stakes, is a productive activity which delivers a lot to European society in terms of products and local economy, but also in terms of environment and culture, by analyzing opportunities and threats related to these different aspects. Mountain livestock farming as the indispensable basis of mountain economies, essential to maintaining population and other economic activities Speaker : a rural elected representative (French or other european country) Mountain livestock farming, provider of mountain agro-food products answering the needs of European consumers for a more authentic food anchored in the territory and differentiated, basis for added-value chains of processing and marketing. Speaker : A member of the EuroMARC team (European Project on development of mountain products) Mountain livestock farming as a land management tool, basis for recreation and touristic activities (landscapes, prevention of natural hazards like fires and floodings, built, environmental and cultural heritage). Speaker : French association for zootechnie and/or elected rural representative and/or ARPE 3rd module : What are the proposals of the mountain massifs ? Presentation of common proposals from European mountain ranges by Sylvain Marmier. Debate on the proposals : Round table coordinated by Sylvain Marmier : - A representative from COPA-COGECA - French Ministry of agriculture - A member of the European Parliament (COMAGRI) - One or two European elected representative(s) from mountain areas - A COPAMAC SIDAM representative If possible : o A representative of the agro-food industry ?? o Representatives from Spatial management ministry or from collective authorities Conclusion of the seminar by the President of EUROMONTANA : André Marcon II- PUBLIC CONCERNED : EUROMONTANA members, Agricultural professional organisations at Massif Central level, national and European level Elected representatives from mountain areas Environnemental organisations Processors of agro-food products Consumer associations Expected participation : 160 III- PLACE AND DATE Livestock summit, Clermont Ferrand, 7th of october 2009 from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.