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From Field to Market: Leadership and Collaboration in U.S. and Global Agriculture

Paris-Le Bourget

 

Date and Time

Wednesday December 2, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm CET


Location

Paris-Le Bourget


Topics

#Climate Change


BSR and Field to Market will hold a COP21 side event that will highlight current climate progress and future opportunities across many of the most important commodities in U.S. and global agriculture.

This event, sponsored by PepsiCo, will showcase opportunities for positive climate action by companies and growers in the United States and internationally to support governments’ carbon reduction targets while fostering productivity and global competitiveness.

The objectives of this event are to:

  • Demonstrate the contributions U.S. agriculture is making to greenhouse gas mitigation through best practices from companies and partnerships
  • Discuss barriers to achieving large scale change and the technology, resources, and policies needed to overcome them
  • Highlight opportunities for additional impact through collaboration between major companies, growers, and their partners in government and civil society

Event Partner

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Event Sponsor

Pepsico logo

Speakers

  • Keith Alverson, Farmer and Board member of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)
  • Alison Cairns, Global Advocacy Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Unilever
  • John Church, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, General Mills
  • Rob Diamond, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement, The White House (invited)
  • Michael Doane, Director of Working Lands, The Nature Conservancy
  • Keira Franz, Environmental Policy Advisor, National Association of Wheat Growers
  • Ian Hope-Johnstone, Senior Director, Global Agriculture Operations and Sustainability, PepsiCo
  • Nancy Kavazanjian, Farmer and Member of the United Soybean Board
  • James Lomax, Program Officer (Agriculture and Food Systems), UNEP/Sustainable Rice Platform
  • Marijke Mars, Special Advisor, Mars Food
  • Eric Olson, Senior Vice President, BSR
  • Chris Perry, Grower, Alberta, Canada
  • Ernie Shea, President, Solutions From the Land
  • Rod Snyder, President, Field to Market
  • Tom Vilsack, USDA Secretary (invited)
  • Fred Yoder, Farmer and Chair of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance

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