Review GFFA 2020

GFFA 2020 – Overview of the most important events

“Food for all! Trade for secure, diverse and sustainable food”

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of vital importance for global agricultural and food policies. It is held in Berlin on an annual basis at the same time as the International Green Week (IGW). The GFFA is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in cooperation with the Berlin Senate, Messe Berlin GmbH and the GFFA Berlin e.V..

The three-day forum features a large number of events that provide an international audience of experts from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security.

The key topic of GFFA each year is discussed in depth in numerous panels and forums.

72 ministers of agriculture from around the world and twelve high-ranking representatives of international organisations met in the Weltsaal of the Federal Foreign Office and adopted a joint political communiqué on digitalisation in the agricultural sector.
The kick-off event marks the official start of the GFFA events.

16 expert panels
Representatives from politics, business, science and civil society discussed different perspectives and focuses of digitalisation in the agricultural sector.
FAO Side Event Digital Council 

In this side event, the Concept Note for establishing an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture was presented, discussed and validated. It has been developed by the FAO and the stakeholders mentioned above and is based on the GFFA 2019 Final Communiqué.

Two high-level events with international experts, e.g. the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The GFFA Innovation Market is an exhibition format presenting practical examples and new solutions related to the main GFFA topic. This year, the exhibition focussed on how international trade can contribute globally to food security and sustainable development. About 30 start-ups, companies, associations and public authorities presented their innovations and activities.

The innovation market provided a great opportunity to make new contacts, to network and to learn about innovative approaches in the agri-food sector.

For the second time, the Think Aloud! – GFFA Science Slam took place at the GFFA during the International Green Week (IGW).

Five slam-presentations addressed the topic “International agriculture trade and the role of the consumers”.

The audience in the BMEL-Hall 23a was the jury and decided who was to receive a prize as the best slammer. Not only the scientific content, but also the intelligibility and entertainment quality were part of the rating.

Impressionen GFFA 2020

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