Global Forum for Food and Agriculture - Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises


Every year, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) discusses current topics and issues with global outreach.

The 2023 GFFA will address the issue “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises”. With the 2030 Agenda, the international community has set itself ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, such as ending global hunger. Despite this, the number of people affected by hunger is continuing to rise. In addition to the climate crisis, the extinction of species and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has become a new driving force in this crisis of global food security. The world is currently facing the worst food crisis since World War II.

Therefore, 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.

ILRI will be participating in two events:

1) Shirley Tarawali, Acting Director General, will be speaking at the session on "Managing drought, fire, and flood risk to create climate resistant food systems" on Friday, January 20, at 9.30 CET

2) Dieter Schillinger, Deputy Director General Biosciences, will speaking at the session on "Animal health: a substantive input to the transformation of food systems through the One Health approach" on Friday, January 20, at 11.00 CET