Circular Economy in agriculture is about resource efficient agriculture with zero waste, minimization of unpredictability of agricultural production and precise application of all inputs, like water, fertilizers, energy, as well as optimization of arable lands usage. All this should make agriculture less unpredictable and more certain industry for farmers and investors. Also due to the paradigm shift in the whole value chain of agriculture lots of new technologies and tools can be introduced in operation of large, medium and small farms.
Anyway the process of Circular Economy’s practice update in agriculture is inevitable and it happens with various speed. Obviously development of any new trend always raises many questions and problems and we decided to address some of them. With this said we asked Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General, Copa-Cogeca who is the one of the top world experts in agriculture to answer some questions. Having been a farmer himself for many years, he has been a head for over 10 years of Copa – Cogeca – a powerful and most numerous European umbrella organization for farmers’ and their cooperatives. We asked Pekka Pesonen the following questions and in the video below you can find his answers.
Farming and agriculture have invented Circular Economy many thousands years ago. While now we are told that Circular Economy is a new trend and a new way of thinking. For Agriculture and farmers what are the REAL NEW points in Circular Economy?
Where does CAP(Common Agricultural Policy) and Circular Economy open new growing markets for investors?
Where do you see the largest need and demand for immediate implementation of the best possible Circular Economy practices?
In what parts Circular Economy and CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) overlap and have identical goals?
With Circular Economy what practices, technologies and methods are going off the market?
At the moment Circular Economy is associated with change, and very few people in any profession jump to implement the change what can you say about farmers?