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The program is tentative and will be updated regularly.

25 MARCH 2019

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lezama Hall

Exchange session between Family Farming Organisations.

Internal working session for farmers organizations.

26 MARCH 2019

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Lezama Hall

Work meeting: Youth and FF.

Internal working session for young farmers.

11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Coffee Break.

11:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m. Lezama Hall

Work meeting: Women and FF.

Internal working session for women farmers.

1:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lezama Hall

National Committees for Family Farming (NCFF) meeting.

27 MARCH 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Vidrieras Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks.

Epsy Campbell Barr - Vice-President of Costa Rica (to be confirmed).
Graziano Da Silva – General Director of FAO (to be confirmed).
Gilbert F. Houngbo - President of IFAD (to be confirmed).
Mario Arvelo - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Dominican Republic to FAO and President of the Committee on World Food Security.
Minister of Agriculture of Spain (to be confirmed).
Iñigo Urkullu - President of the Basque Country Government (to be confirmed).
José María Zeberio - Président du FRM.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Vidrieras Hall

Keynote Presentation.

Esther Penunia - Secretary General of AFA.
Alberto Broch - Secretary General of COPROFAM.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vidrieras Hall

Roundtable Discussion: Youth and Women.

1:00 p.m.

Group picture.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


28 MARCH 2019

07:30 a.m. - 08:45 a.m.

Implementation of the Decade.

Informal Breakfast between Governments Representatives (tbc).

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Vidrieras Hall

Keynote Presentation: Decade of Family Farming and SDGs.

Gabriel Ferrero - Director, Sustainable Development Policies, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Vidrieras Hall

Roundtable Discussion: Wrap up from Working Groups.

7 speakers, 1 per geographical group selected during day 3.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WRF 20th Anniversary.

Tribute and future initiatives.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

Coffee Break.

12:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Vidrieras Hall

Closing Remarks and Farewell.

Elizabeth Mpofu – General Coordinator of La Vía Campesina.
Arianna Giuliodori - Secretary General of WFO.
Pekka Pesonen – Secretary General of COPA-COGECA (to be confirmed).
Mike Taylor - Director of ILC (to be confirmed).
Lautaro Viscay – Technical Secretary of REAF-Mercosur.
Auxtin Ortiz - Director of the WRF.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

IYFF+10 World Coordination Committee Meeting.

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Agricultural Training School visit.

7:00 p.m.


Baserri Antzokia, Derio.

29 MARCH 2019

9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Lezama Hall

WRF Board meeting.

Internal session, observers under invitation only.

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cultural visit.

La Ribera Food Market + Bilbao City visit.

11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lezama Hall

General Assembly: WRF 20th Anniversary.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lezama Hall

Working Group: New WRF Board meeting.

Internal session, observers under invitation only.


Agricultural Training School
The Derio Agrarian High School is a public Vocational Training center, with a broad history that has made it a reference center within the field of agricultural education. It was founded in 1986 at the time when Vocational Training was extended as autonomous teaching throughout the country. It offers training to young students in subjects such as Forest Management and Natural Environment, Agroecological Production, Gardening and Floristry etc.

La Ribera Food Market + Bilbao City
The “Mercado de la Ribera” is a market place in Bilbao city. It is located on the right bank of the Nervion estuary, next to the old quarter of the city. It has a commercial area of 10,000m2, which makes it the largest covered market in Europe. Inside it collects stalls selling different products, highlighting fresh food. It includes a section for the direct sale of products by local producers. Just before entering the market, the group will briefly visit the city of Bilbao.

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Supported by

govierno vasco basque country agencia vasca de cooperación para el desarrollo ministerio de agricultura, alimentación y medio ambiente
FIDA fao international land coalition idf
diputación foral del vizcaya diputación foral del álava diputación foral del álava
laboral kutxa laboral kutxa