Today’s program:


Opening Ceremony


Introduction to the Family Farming World Conference
Speaker: Ms. Esther Penunia.
AFA General Secretary (Asian Farmers Association for the Rural Development). Asia.


Plenary Panel Session
World Economic Situation, Trends in the medium term
Presenter: Mr. Carlos Oses. Director general of Ipar Kutxa.
Speaker: Mr. Pedro Luis Uriarte. President of “Economy, Business and Strategy”. Basque Country.


Coffee Break

Plenary Panel Session
Family Farming engine for rural but also global development
Presenter: Ms. Belen Balerdi. World Rural Forum Board of Directors
Speakers: Mr. Javier Molina. Liaison Office FAO New York. Mr. Antonis Constantinou. Director for Rural Development Programmes. European Commission.

Plenary Panel Session
The voice of farmers to the global situation
Presenter: Mr. José Antonio Osaba. World Rural Forum General Advisor.
Speakers: Mr. Mamadou Cissokho. Honour President of ROPPA (Network of rural organizations and of agricultural producers of Western Africa).
Mr. Basavaraj Ingin. CIFA (Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations). India.


Express questions
Chairwoman: Ms. Lourdes Benavides. Responsible of Economic Justice Campaign. Intermon Oxfam. (confirmed)




Introduction to the Working Groups.
World Rural Forum.

Preparatory Plenary Session for Working Group I
Presenter: Ms. Wen-Chi Huang. AsiaDHRRA President. (Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia) Asia.
Speakers: Mr. Javier Sanchez. European Coordination Via Campesina.
Mr. Assoumane Assane Karante . Adviser. Network of rural organizations and of agricultural producers of Western Africa ROPPA Mr. Philip Kiriro, President Eastern African Farmers” Federation (EAFF).
Ms. Lucila Quintana. President of Conveagro (National Convention of the Peruvian Agriculture). Peru. America.
Mr. Agusdin Pulungan. President of WAMTI (Indonesian Farmers Society). Indonesia. Asia.
Mr. Lorenzo Ramos. Vice-president of COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations). Europe.

Preparatory Plenary Session for Working Group II
Family Farming: a project for young people
Presenter: Mr. Favio Pirone. Focal Point Working Group Youth REAF (MERCOSUR) Speaker: Ms. Martine Dirven. Expert on Rural Development. Chile.


Coffee Break


Working Group I
Strengthening Family
Farming Organizations
Chairman: Mr. Jean Philippe Audinet. Senior Technical Advisor, Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD.
Working Group II
Family Farming: A Project for young people
Chairman: Mr. Joris Baecke, President of CEJA (The European Council of Young Farmers). Europe.