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+++ 13th virtual Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) +++

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Berlin, January 18-22, 2021 - The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on agricultural and food policy issues and has been held for the past twelve years in January at the beginning of the International Green Week in Berlin.

Logo Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)
Logo Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)© BMEL Photothek / Thomas Trutschel

+++ Due to the Corona crisis, this time the event will be hosted virtually. +++

Around nine percent of the world's population suffers from hunger. The number of hungry people worldwide has been rising again for five years.

This alarming development is being further exacerbated above all by climate change and the COVID 19 pandemic.

With this year's theme, the GFFA is addressing two particularly important challenges for world nutrition that require global cooperation:

How can agriculture feed the world in a balanced way in the long term, despite pandemics and climate change?

In 2021, the GFFA will address these pressing issues and invites policymakers, business, academia and civil society to engage in a constructive exchange on the following four guiding questions:

  • How can food systems emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What can the agricultural sector do to prevent further pandemics?
  • How can food systems become more climate resilient?
  • How can food systems better contribute to climate mitigation than they have in the past?

Joint action is needed to prevent the situation from worsening further and to develop more future-oriented solutions for food systems.

(Source: GFFA-Berlin)

Background information

GFFA is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in cooperation with the Senate of Berlin, Messe Berlin GmbH and GFFA Berlin e.V..

With numerous events, the five-day forum offers an international audience of experts from politics, business, science and civil society the opportunity to exchange views and communicate on issues and challenges of global agricultural policy and food security.

High-ranking guests such as Prince Charles, Ban Ki-moon, Angela Merkel and Josefa Sacko have enriched the GFFA in recent years with keynote speeches.

Around 70 ministers of agriculture from all over the world as well as high-ranking representatives of more than 10 international organizations adopt a joint political communiqué on the respective topic of the GFFA.

For more information, please click here: https://www.gffa-berlin.de/en/

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