FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO at the 2021 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

Virtual event , 18/01/2021 - 22/01/2021

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of global agricultural and food policies, held in Berlin on an annual basis. The 2021 event will take place virtually on 18–22 January focusing on the topic of how can agriculture provide the world with food in the long-term for a balanced diet despite pandemics and climate change.

As in the past years, FAO will participate in the GFFA at several levels, including the following events.

  • Expert panel: CFS: Water and climate recommendations to feed the world
    18 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CET)
    The discussion, organized jointly by FAO and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), will look at water as the primary medium through which we all feel the effects of climate change.
    More information.
  • Expert panel: Managing city region food systems – Enhancing strength and resilience against pandemics and climate change
    19 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CET)
    The joint panel discussion of FAO and the Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems, will provide a forum for urban and national representatives to share experiences and review how the City Region Food Systems approach has helped them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to define a vision on the way forward.
    More information.
  • High-level panel: How can innovation help strengthen the sustainability of food systems and prevent future pandemics?
    19 January 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CET)
    The panel will bring together a group of high-level policy makers, including FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture and the role of innovation in this respect.
    More information.

Attendance at the events is free of charge, it only requires prior registration through the GFFA website. 

 Registration

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