Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

‘Green Week’ in Berlin looks at agriculture in today’s world

GFFA logo At International Green Week Berlin this year (17-26 January), FAO and partners are leading a Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. The Forum aims to highlight the role agriculture can play in fostering human resilience.

“Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience – Securing Food and Nutrition” is the full title of the event, where FAO is one of four participating international bodies alongside the European Commission, World Bank and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The forum gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the topic, in both political and technical terms. Specific aspects of the main theme will be explored in more detail through expert panel discussions and working groups.

 FAO, particularly its Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, is providing expertise for the following sessions:

  • Volatility in international grain markets and impact on food security in Central Asia (16 January)
  • State and private sector: partnerships for an efficient agricultural sector (16 January)
  • Sustainable livestock: what are the options? (17 January)
  • Food systems for better nutrition (17 January)

Specialist visitors and exhibitors are invited to enter the discussion at a “Cooperation Fair” on 18 January, where FAO publications and other materials are available, addressing current trends in agriculture and FAO’s new strategic priorities. (More)