? 18-22 January 2021
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of global agricultural and food policies, held in Berlin annually, during the International Green Week.
The 2021 event will occur virtually from 18 to 22 January, focusing on how agriculture can provide the world long-term with food for a balanced diet despite pandemics and climate change.
Representatives from politics, business, science, and civil society will convene to engage in a constructive exchange on the following four key questions:
- How can food systems emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How can the agricultural sector help prevent further pandemics?
- How can food systems become more climate-resilient?
- How can food systems improve in mitigating climate change?
On January 22, the last day of the event, the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference will take place.
It is the world’s largest conference of agriculture ministers, attended by around 70 agriculture ministers and high-level representatives from more than ten international organisations, such as FAO, OECD, WFP, and the World Bank.
At the conference, the agriculture ministers formulate a common political position on the respective GFFA subject in the final communiqué, which has to date always been unanimously adopted. These results are fed into further international discussions on agricultural policy.