Thursday, 22 October, 2015
The North American-EU (NAEU) Agricultural Congress, meeting in Ireland for the first time, brought together key agricultural organisations from the EU, Canada, Mexico, and USA. It was hosted by the UFU, and focused on the challenges agriculture faces and how they could be jointly tackled. Below are a few photos taken from the NA/EU congree events.
NA/EU Welcome: NAEU welcome reception for delegates at the North America – EU Congress took place in the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick on Wednesday evening (October 21) Pictured L-R is Wesley Aston (UFU Chief Executive), Arlene Foster (Finance Minister), Ivor Ferguson (UFU President), Barclay Bell (UFU Deputy President), and Ian Marshall (UFU President)
Martin McGuinness (Deputy First Minister) speaking with Ian Marshall (UFU president), and Pekka Pesonen (Secretary General of COPA COGECA) at the opening of the North America – EU Congress.
NAEU Farm Visit: County Down beef farmer Sam Chesney speaking to farmers from Europe and North America on farm visits as part of the North America – EU Congress taking place in Northern Ireland.
NAEU Farm Visit: County Down dairy farmer Thomas Steele speaking to farmers from Europe and North America on farm visits as part of the North America – EU Congress taking place in Northern Ireland.
UFU president Ian Marshall with the president of COPA representing European farm lobby organisations and the President of COGECA representing European agriculture co-operatives at NAEU Congress. L-R is Christian Pees (COGECA President), Ian Marshall (UFU President), and Martin Merrild (COPA President)