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GFFA expert panel “How can livestock production contribute to global food security? Farms and industries of the future in Asia and Eastern Europe”

19 January 2018 - Within the framework of the International Green Week 2018, IAMO as well as the German Agribusiness Alliance, German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA), Association of German Livestock (BRS) and German-Sino Agricultural Center (DCZ) are inviting you to participate in the panel discussion. This event as part of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) will take place on 19 January 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the CityCube Berlin (level 3, room M4/M5), Germany.

With the increase in global population and greater prosperity comes a worldwide rise in the consumption of animal source foods. To meet the elevated demand, the production of and trade in animal products has to be intensified without putting additional strain on the environment or neglecting animal protection. Solutions to these challenges will determine the future of agricultural animal husbandry as one of the most significant economic factors in many regions of the world. In Asia, these developments are particularly evident, as, for example, 60% of the world's population live there already. The demand for animal source products has seen an enormous increase in Asia. This impacts the environment if there is a shortage of water or a lack of water treatment and if nutrients of the economic fertiliser are not fed back into the cycle. The sustainable intensification of animal husbandry requires a further development of regional animal production that is both resource-conserving and in line with the conditions on the ground. Regionally adapted, modern production technology is a key to success, if sufficient resources are available. Using international agricultural expertise, technology and genetics is the foundation for developing animal husbandry into an efficient and sustainable industry.

The expert panel focuses on how to sustainably drive the expansion of animal production using German expertise putting regional emphasis on Asia and Eastern Europe. It provides the opportunity to deepen the understanding of the opportunities and challenges of animal production and trade in the international dialogue between politics, science, business and civil society. Simultaneous interpretation in German, English and Chinese language will be provided.


Dr. Arnd Nenstiel, Chairman German Agribusiness Alliance, OAV – German Asia-Pacific Business Association

Inaugural address
Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Dr. Jean-Louis Peyraud, President Animal Task Force (atf) and Deputy Scientific Director for Agriculture at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Dr. Olga Trofimtseva, Vice Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Ralf Strassemeyer, Managing Director, Masterrind GmbH

Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick, Deputy Head of Department Agricultural Policy, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)
"Shaping the Future of Livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently”
18 - 20 January 2018 ǀ Berlin, Germany