Berlin Agriculture Ministers‘ Conference: 64 Ministers adopt the final communiqué
64 Agriculture Ministers adopted an ambitious final communiqué at the 15th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, part of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). The GFFA 2023 addressed the issue of: “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises”. The Ukranian President Zelenskyy sent an appeal to the Minister of Agriculture.
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At the GFFA 2023, held in Berlin for the first time since 2020, around 2,000 international guests exchanged views on the current issues and challenges of food system transformations in 20 Panels and the Innovation Forum. They discussed short- and long-term agricultural policy approaches to overcoming the multiple crises.
The opening ceremony marked the official start of the GFFA 2023 amongst a welcome speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Ophelia Nick with an exchange between high-level experts of the global agri-food sector from politics, industry, science, and civil society for the events to be held within the framework of the GFFA.
The 16 Expert Panels were organised by entrepreneurs, stakeholders from civil society, academia, International Organisations, and governments, allowing visitors to explore a wide range of topics. After the one-and-a-half-hour panels, visitors could engage in in-depth discussions and ask further questions.
Two High Level Panels, hosted by the European Commission and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), took place. The international experts addressed the theme of the GFFA 2023 “Transforming Food Systems: A global response to multiple crises”. The World Bank and the UK Foreign Office in cooperation with BMEL hosted the High Level Debate on the sustainability of GFFA 2021.
The Science Slam took place for the fifth time at the GFFA 2023, organised by the BMEL and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Five scientists from Italy, Lebanon, India, Germany, and South Africa presented their research topics in ten-minute science slam lectures. Lia Orr took 1st place in the Science Slam with her presentation on “Food for Thought – The childhood-dream of an apple and how a scientist helped.”
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