GFFA 2020 | Berlin  Agriculture Ministers´ Conference

GFFA 2020 | Berlin Agriculture Ministers´ Conference

Klöckner: “Trade is indispensable for world food supplies”

72 Agriculture Ministers decide in GFFA final communiqué to strengthen rule-based free trade

“Food for all! Trade for secure, diverse and sustainable food” – this was the key theme of the International Conference of Agriculture Ministers, to which the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, on 18 January 2020 welcomed 71 colleagues and representatives of twelve international organizations in Berlin. The Commissioner of the African Union, Josefa Sacko, gave the keynote-speech of the conference. At the end of the intensive discussions, the participants jointly adopted a communiqué which was presented to Aidarbek Saparov, Deputy Minister of Kazakhstan, as host of the next WTO Ministerial Conference, Alan Wolff, Deputy Director-General of the WTO, and Dr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the FAO.

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The Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference is the political highlight of the GFFA. It is the world’s largest meeting of agriculture ministers and it has established itself as a key international event at the beginning of each year.

The final communiqué of the summit contains a Call for Action to collectively address the following four global trade-related challenges:

  • Fostering trade for global food security
  • Making trade work for agricultural development
  • Making food value chains inclusive, sustainable and safe
  • Strengthening fair rules in agricultural trade

The common position of the agriculture ministers in the final communiqué is fed into international discussions on agricultural policy.

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