Invitation Global Forum agri benchmark 26th/27th June, 2019
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In today’s global economy, farmers must look beyond the fencepost to gain much-needed insights into how to maintain a competitive position in the global marketplace. agri benchmark is a non-profit global network of 60 agricultural economists from 50+ international partner institutions working closely with farmers and consultants who provide international insights into the strength and weaknesses of farming systems around the globe. Once a year, members of the agri benchmark Network meet to share first-hand insights on crop production. Canada has the honour of hosting the agri benchmark Network 2019.
Farm Management Canada and agri benchmark have organized a Global Forum on Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday June 27th, inviting members of the Canadian agricultural industry including growers, agribusiness, academics, consultants and governments to exchange insights with international experts of the agri benchmark Network representing the major commodity countries and explore paths to sustaining Canada’s competitive advantage.
We invite you to join us to discuss Canada’s position and opportunities for growth and continued prosperity.
Wednesday, 26th June: Perspectives in Crop Production
Group Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00
Global Crop Production – agri benchmark’s Perspectives
9:00 - 9:15
Trends and Perspectives in
Global Canola Production
9:15 to 11:15
  • Global canola and oilseeds markets
  • Key economic indicators for Canada and main competitors
  • Key challenges and opportunities - Impact on yields, output and markets
Parallel Workshops

11:45 to 13:00
Workshop A:
Policies and Economics of Reduced Ag Chem Product Use
Workshop B:
Experiences in Precision Crop Production
Group Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Parallel Workshops
14:00 - 16:00
Workshop C:
GM-Free Soybean Markets – Brazil, USA, Canada, Ukraine
Workshop D:
Economics of Organic Crop Production
Round Table Discussion
16:30 - 18:30

Crop Production in 2030 -
What challenges do producers face?
Group Dinner
Thursday, 27th June: Innovations and Global Trends
Group Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00
Global Pulse Production & Markets

9:00 - 10:30
  • On-farm competitiveness of pulses
  • Global competitiveness of producers & production systems
  • Newcomers in pulses
  • Political interventions in pulses
Global AG Outlook -
How Bearish Does It Get?
11:00 - 12:30
  • Historical patterns in demand & supply
  • Game changers
  • OECD/FAO projections
  • Limitations and caveats
Group Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
We hope you will find this program appealing and you will join us in Winnipeg.
Please register using the following link:
Global Forum 2019 - Winnipeg
For more information
›Global Forum Schedule as pdf download
Any questions? We are happy to help.
Joerg Zimmermann
agri benchmark Canadian partner
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About us
agri benchmark understanding agriculture worldwide
agri benchmark Cash Crop is a unique network of agricultural economists, advisors, and growers in crop production.Since 2006, this global, non-profit, non-political network provides its clients in policy, industry and development aid with internationally standardized proprietary data on crop production systems and related farm economics.
By combining this site-specific farm knowledge with analysis of global commodity markets and value chains we help our clients to make informed, scientifically-based decisions and thereby grow their business.
Farm Management Canada – cultivating excellence in farm business management
Farm Management Canada is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced farm business resources, information and tools to position farmers for sustainable growth and continued prosperity.