Global Forum for Food and Agriculture has started


Berlin, 19 - 21 January 2023 - Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Ophelia Nick, today opened the 15th World Food Forum - Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA).

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This globally unique platform for multilateral exchange is organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Today's kick-off event marks the official starting signal for the more than 20 events taking place as part of the GFFA from January 19 to 21, 2023.

In her opening speech, Dr. Ophelia Nick said: 

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the still noticeable consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and, above all, the increasingly severe and frequent effects of the climate crisis have led the world community into one of the most difficult times in decades.

This crisis is particularly evident in the global food situation. But we can only solve the multiple challenges together.

We have therefore made the transformation and stabilization of food systems the focus of this year's GFFA.

The focus is on the following four questions:

  1. How do we create crisis-proof food systems?
  2. How do we create climate-friendly food systems?
  3. How do we preserve biological diversity?
  4. How do we better cooperate for sustainable global food systems?

Background Information

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an internationally established conference on key future issues in food and agriculture.

Around 2000 international visitors and speakers from politics, business, science and civil society are expected.

The political highlight is the 15th Berlin Agriculture Ministers' Conference

It will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, chaired by Federal Minister Cem Özdemir. Around 80 agricultural ministers from all over the world as well as high-ranking representatives of international organizations are among the guests.

Source: BMEL press release

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