The kick-off event marked the official start of the GFFA events that took place from 18 to 20 January 2018.
The GFFA brought together high-level representatives of the global agri-food industry and representatives from politics, the business and scientific communities and civil society. The kick-off event was entitled “Shaping the future of livestock” and outlined the manifold facets of this subject and gave an introduction to the issues that were discussed at the conference.
On the GFFA’s tenth anniversary, the structure of the kick-off event had been revamped: it was a combination of the previous conventional kick-off event and the international panel discussion. This year’s topic was discussed by the following participants in the context of a panel discussion facilitated by Ms Conny Czymoch.
Brazilian Minister of Agriculture
Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMEL and master farmer
A representative of Welthungerhilfe, Uganda
Director of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Europe of Arla Foods