14. GFFA 24-28 January 2022 Sustainable Land Use:
Food Security Starts with the Soil
Newsletter Save the date
14. GFFA 24-28 January 2022 Sustainable Land Use:
Food Security Starts with the Soil
Newsletter Save the date
14. GFFA 24-28 January 2022 Sustainable Land Use:
Food Security Starts with the Soil
Newsletter Save the date
14. GFFA 24-28 January 2022 Sustainable Land Use:
Food Security Starts with the Soil
Newsletter Save the date

14. GFFA
24-28 January 2022

Sustainable Land Use:
Food Security Starts with the Soil

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of vital importance for global agricultural and food policiesDue to the COVID-19 pandemic that has not yet been overcome worldwide, the GFFA will once again take place in a virtual format.

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

The five-day forum features a large number of events that provide 3,000 participants from the worlds of politics, industry, science, and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security.

In the past, high-level keynote speakers such as António Guterres, Josefa Sacko, Angela Merkel, Ban Ki-moon, and Prince Charles joined the GFFA line-up.

The political highlight of the GFFA is the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference which is not open to the public.  It is the world’s largest conference of agriculture ministers, attended by around 70 agriculture ministers. High-level representatives from more than 10 international organisations such as the FAO, OECD, WTO and World Bank also attend the conference.

Soil and land in focus at the 2022 GFFA

More than 90 percent of global food production depends on soil. It provides habitats for soil organisms and is the most important terrestrial carbon sink on earth. However, fertile land is being lost to agriculture and the quality of soils is increasingly deteriorating in many areas.

This development must be halted by using land resources sustainably and preserving existing agricultural land. Farmers must also be granted long-term and secure access to agricultural land through ownership, tenancy and use rights in order to enable them to use land sustainably. Only in doing so will we be able to feed the growing world population, stop climate change, and reduce the loss of biodiversity. There is an urgent need for the international community to develop and implement viable and practical solutions.

The 2022 GFFA is to provide key impetus to this end and promote international exchange. The four core questions will be:

  1. How can we improve soil protection?
  2. How can we restore degraded soils?
  3. How can we make the use of finite land resources more sustainable?
  4. How can farmers worldwide get fair access to land?

Video Review 2021 GFFA

Activation needed

We want to inform you that after activation your data will be transmitted to Youtube.

Highlights at 2021 GFFA

Recommend this Webpage

Recommend this webpage