Mark these dates!
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA 2021), organised by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), will take place from 18 to 22 January 2021.
The theme of GFFA 2021 is “How to Feed the World in Times of Pandemics and Climate Change”.
The following expert panels will be organised:
- 18 January 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (CET): Forward Better – for ONE Climate-Resilient and Healthy WORLD without Hunger (speakers:German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), World Bank, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – CGIAR)
- 18 January 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CET): COVID-19: Lessons for resilience building along agricultural value chains (speakers: Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research)
- 18 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CET): CFS: Water and Climate Recommendations “for Food Security and Nutrition” (speakers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ Committee on World Food Security
- 19 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (CET): Managing city region food systems – Enhancing strength and resilience against pandemics and climate change (speakers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ RUAF Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems)
- 19 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (CET): Prevention is cheaper than cure: One Health in practice for sustainable livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa (speaker: Int. Livestock Research Institute)
- 19 January 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CET): Looking ahead: Food systems resilience beyond COVID-19 (speakers: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Agro-food, Trade and Markets Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate)
- 19 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CET): New reality, new business: Lessons to learn from global mega crises (speaker: GFFA Berlin e.V.)
- 20 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (CET): The role of the seed sector in strengthening the resilience of agricultural production (speakers: GFA Consulting Group & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH)
- 20 January 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CET): Agrobiodiversity as a key to more resilient agricultural systems – lessons learnt from the global South (speakers: World Wide Fund For Nature)
- 20 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CET): Implementing the right to food! – with agro-ecology, climate-proof agriculture and One Health (speakers: Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, INKOTA Netzwerk, Agrarkoordination e.V, Welttierschutzstiftung, Brot für die Welt)
- 21 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CET): Climate Resilient Agriculture: Lessons from the EU and the Land Down Under (speaker: Australian Mission to the EU /Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment)
- 21 January 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (CET): Advancing the Three Pillars of Sustainability through Better Livestock Health & Welfare: A Data and Evidence Review (speakers: Bundesverband für Tiergesundheit e.V., HealthforAnimals and AnimalhealthEurope)
- 21 January 2021, 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (CET): Healthy soils to combat climate change and end hunger (speaker: 4 per 1000)
- 21 January 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CET): Sustainable feed for sustainable food: global solutions for climate resilience and climate change mitigation (speaker: Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung e.V.)
- 21 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CET): The power of many: enhancing climate change mitigation through agricultural research networks (in times of pandemics) (speakers: Thuenen Institute / Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) / University Potsdam)
- 22 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (CET): Climate-proof food systems: the role played by new breeding techniques – globally and in Europe (speakers: Grain Club/Verbände der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft)
- 22 January 2021, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (CET): How to better cope with change: New approaches for food system resilience to pandemic and climatic shocks (speakers: German Agribusiness Alliance & Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies)
Registered attendees can ask questions, discuss with speakers during deep dives, participate in polls, and network with other attendees. Registration is free of charge and can be done through the following link.
For further information about the event, check the BMEL’s website.