Success factors for Emerging Farmers – Paths of development towards sustainable land management
GFFA Berlin e.V.
Time: Tuesday, 25. January 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Languages: English, German
Agriculture means managing soils. Farmers around the globe must rely on production methods that ensure long-term soil fertility in order to secure good harvests tomorrow and the day after that too.
However, if knowledge accumulated over generations is lost or is no longer suitable, and new knowledge or technologies are not available, farmers can quickly reach the limits to the sustainable development of their holdings. Soil degradation is also a frequent consequence when land rights are not clearly defined or the long-term nature of ownership is not safeguarded.
All this holds true for agricultural systems across the world. With a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa’s agriculture, the business panel of the GFFA Berlin e.V. aims to point out how emerging farmers especially can be supported and flanked by industry and politics in order to develop their holdings responsibly and perform successfully on the markets. We will discuss what private sector stakeholders need to offer and what regulatory framework needs to be provided by state actors so as to make production both sustainable and economical and to secure natural resource protection.