Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience – Securing Food and Nutrition


Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience – Securing Food and Nutrition

This was the core topic of the sixth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), which was held in Berlin from 16 to 18 January 2014.

The possible and necessary response on behalf of governments and the main stakeholders in the agricultural sector was the focus of the sixth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture with over 2,000 delegates from all over the world, described as the “Davos of the food and agriculture sector”. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on key future topics concerning the global agriculture and the food sectors.

At the same time, 70 agriculture ministers met in Berlin 2014 for the Agriculture Ministers‘Summit, the largest forum of its kind in the world.

And these are some of the topics that were discussed:

What strategies and projects already exist at various levels by which agricultural and rural structures could be reinforced? How can the entire production and logistics chain for food products (agriculture value chain) be improved? How can farmers, the food sector, and the trade and crafts sector be supported sustainably?

On the Cooperation Market, held on Saturday the 18th of January, AFC Consultants presented News and Information from on-going projects in its fields of work, especially in Agriculture and Agribusiness.

One of the recent projects of AFC Consultants International in the Food Security Sector is implemented in North Korea: Food Security Office in the DPR of Korea. The overall objective is to improve food security in the DPRK by Linking Relief to Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD), and to provide support to DG DEVCO services in order to improve the effectiveness of the EC intervention. The purpose of this contract is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Food Security assistance provided by the EC in North Korea.

The Cooperation market was a great opportunity to meet our partners from all over the world and to discuss potential new projects and ideas, i.a. with the official delegations and representatives of farmers Organisations. This presentation of AFC Consultants aroused the strong interest of national and international experts in the activities of AFC Consultants and in cooperation with AFC.

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