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October 25, 2022

International Green Week 2023: 15th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture meets to discuss the transformation of food systems

At the International Green Week around 70 international ministers of agriculture will discuss the transformation of global food systems

Under the heading ’Transforming food systems: a global response to multiple crises’, Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir is extending an invitation to the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), which will take place from 18 to 21 January 2023 in Berlin. The GFFA is the leading international conference on major issues concerning the world’s farming and food industries. The event will take place parallel with the International Green Week for the fifteenth time.

The focus of this year’s conference is on the transformation of global food systems. In addition to the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity and Covid-19, the situation with the war in Ukraine is reaching crisis point. We are in danger of the largest global food supply crisis since World War Two. At the GFFA more than 2,000 international representatives of business, science, society and politics will discuss what action can be taken in order for a transformation of food systems to take place. The Agriculture Ministers’ Conference with around 70 ministers will be the political highlight of the event.

The focus is on these questions:

• How can we create crisis-proof food systems?

• How can we create climate-friendly food systems?

• How can we conserve biodiversity?

• How can we cooperate better to ensure sustainable global food systems?

In order to discuss the comprehensive transformation of global food systems the GFFA 2023 will take the findings of the UN Food Systems Summit into account. The aim is to further the debate and explore ways of establishing partnerships at national and international level.

In addition to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) which is responsible for the event, a number of leading international organisations and players, including the EU Commission, the WTO, FAO and World Bank, are also taking part as organisers. The GFFA is organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Additional information on the GFFA 2023 and how to register online free of charge can be found at: www.gffa-berlin.de.

Press photos can also be found on the Internet: Press photos International Green Week

The Green Week now also features a blog with regular information on the latest topics from the worlds of food, farming and horticulture

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