The key event of the conference programme is the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Berlin 2013, where from 17 to 19 January ministers of agriculture from around the world will be meeting with leading executives from the food and farming industries, representatives of science and leading public figures.
Under the heading of “Responsible investment in the farming and food industries – a key factor in food security and rural development“, discussions will take place on strategies for responsible investment. What is needed is a concerted global effort by governments, industry and society to face up to the challenges of combating hunger.
Where policymaking is concerned, the important events at the GFFA will be taking place on 19 January 2013: the International GFFA Panel Discussion in the ICC Berlin and the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit at the Foreign Office. On the same day, under the heading of “Investing in Food Security: Growing Needs and Opportunities“, a high-level international business panel will set the tone for discussing food security from the point of view of the food and farming industries.
Numerous specialist panels will deal with a wide range of topics concerning trends as well as strategies for addressing farming issues and the problem of global food supplies. For the first time, the BMELV has invited the OECD, FAO and African Union to hold open working sessions, which will take place on the afternoon of 18 January.
More information and full details of the programme are available at www.gffa-berlin.de
Source: fleischwirtschaft.com / Messe Berlin