Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises (2023 Jan 18-21)

with Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Every year, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) discusses current topics and issues with global outreach. The 2023 GFFA addresses the issue “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises”.  The international community urgently has to develop and implement solutions to realise the right to adequate food. The only expedient solutions are those that address food security, the climate catastrophe, and the extinction of species alike. A comprehensive transformation of global food systems is of vital importance. The event is open to the public. The 2023 GFFA builds on the UN Food Systems Summit for this process. Its aim is to promote discussion and to explore possible ways for global and national collaboration in a spirit of partnership. 2000 visitors from politics, business, academia and civil society discuss how to bring about successful transformation. There is a special focus on the following four questions: 1) How can we create crisis-proof food systems? 2) How can we create climate-friendly food systems? 3) How can we preserve biological diversity? 4) How can we improve collaboration for sustainable global food systems?

You can find further information on the subject in the Backgroundpaper. The website also has Communiqués from the past 14 years.