About the event

IGUAZU SUMMIT “Implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation in MERCOSUR countries: Achievements and Further Challenges” is an international seminar to be held in the city of Puerto Iguazú, province of Misiones, Argentina, on 14-15 March 2024.

 

This event is organized in the framework of the Innovation and Transformation Dialogue framework on the New Deforestation-free Regulation of the European Union, based in Argentina. It is also promoted by the international cooperation projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL): the German-Argentine Dialogue on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations, implemented in collaboration with the Argentinian State Secretary of Bioeconomy and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), the German-Brazilian Agricultural Policy Dialogue and the Uruguayan-German Agricultural Dialogue.

 

IGUAZU SUMMIT aims to bring together business representatives, experts, academics, civil society and political decision-makers from Mercosur countries and Germany to deepen the opportunities and challenges presented by the new regulation. The event will provide the opportunity to learn from the solutions generated in different countries and define a roadmap to address the critical technological issues that facilitate its efficient implementation.

Preliminary programme

(GMT-03:00) Argentina Standard Time – CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Thursday 14 March, 2024

First day: Welcome and Technical Debate

08:00 a.m.
Accreditation and welcome
08:45 a.m.
Opening remarks

Marnix Doorn
Team leader German-Argentine Dialogue on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

09:30 a.m.

European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)
Where do we stand? Advances in the implementation of EUDR

Dr. Thomas Baldauf
Representative of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Germany

10:00 a.m.

European Union Deforestation Regulation : Vision from individual Mercosur countries

Representation by country to be confirmed

10:30 a.m.
Debate in Plenary
11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
11:15 a.m.
Presentation status soya and meat sector. Presentation of results.

Sabine Papendieck
Niels Soendergaard

12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Break
01:00 p.m.
Welcome to the afternoon session
01:15 p.m.
Introduction to the specific sector

Separate workshops about EUDR in soya and meat supply chains

Presentation of the GAP analysis regarding the following questions:

  • What are critical gaps and current traceability solutions?
  • What are the costs of filling these gaps in the short / long term?
  • What are effective ‘risk mitigating measures’ to address remaining traceability gaps?
  • What safeguards are needed to keep smallholders / family farms in business?

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

01:30 p.m.
 
Break-out Workshops for the soya and meat sector

Sabine Papendieck
Pablo Elverdin
Niels Soendergaard
Camila Dias de Sá

04:00 p.m.
 
Coffee break and joining all participants to the plenary
04:30 p.m.
 
Presentation outcome workshops soya and meat sectors
05:00 p.m.
 
Closing comments

Ingo Melchers
Director German-Brazilian Agricultural Policy Dialogue

08:00 p.m.
 
Dinner

Friday 15 March, 2024

Second day: Main issues for Implementation of the Main issues for Implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation –
Towards collaborative solutions

The implementation of the roadmap: Political and technological challenges  

08:30 a.m.
Opening remarks

Dagmar Wittine
Team leader German - Uruguayan Dialogue

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

Representation by country to be confirmed

08:45 a.m.
Outcome Workshops:

Gaps, solutions, costs, risk mitigating measures, safeguards for smallholders for soy and beef in production / processing / trade.

09:15 a.m.
Policy round table:

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany. Questions 1 + 2

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

Dr. Thomas Baldauf (Germany)
Representation by country to be confirmed

10:00 a.m.
Coffee break
10:15 a.m.
Policy round table:

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany. Questions 3 + 4

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

Dr. Thomas Baldauf (Germany)
Representation by country to be confirmed

11:00 a.m.
Open Debate with experts and representatives from private sector, science, civil society, governments.

Tomislav Ivancic
Moderator

12:30 p.m.
Final remarks and next steps

Marnix Doorn
Team leader German-Argentine Dialogue on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations

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