Participants of the International GFFA Panel.
Participants of the International GFFA Panel.
Photo: Messe Berlin
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Already for the eighth time, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) was held in Berlin, Germany. This year, the question of how the burgeoning urban population can be fed in the future was on the agenda.

According to United Nation forecasts, three quarters of the world population, i.e. seven billion people, will be living in cities by 2050. The reliable provision of sufficient amounts of healthy food for these people is a special challenge, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his video message to the 8th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). For three days, in Berlin/Germany in mid-January, around 2,000 representatives of politics and business, science, and civil society from more than 100 countries discussed how food supplies for people living in the cities can be ensured in the future and what the role of agriculture and rural areas will be in this context.

Germany’s Federal Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt reminded the participants that the greatest migration movement in our times continues to be that of people moving from rural to urban areas. Often, this also goes hand in hand with hunger and poverty as well as malnutrition and undernutrition coming to the urban centres.

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