Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, February 1, 2016

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016

14-16 January 2016. Berlin. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016 brought together keyHow to feed our cities? – Agriculture and rural areas in an era of urbanisation.
international actors from politics, industry, academia and civil society in order to engage in the discussion on :

Extracts of the programme:
  • Rural Transformation in Africa – Opportunities to feed an urbanizing continent. Organiser German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) operated by the GIZ Co-Organiser Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD)
The call for urban food security provides important stimulus for
  1. the development of a "New Urban Agenda" by UN HABITAT III (October 2016 in
  2. the discussions on food security that are being conducted for the forthcoming G7 and G20 processes; 
  3. the work of the Committee on World Food Security on rural transformation and urbanization; 
  4. the implementation of the "Milan Urban Food Policy Pact" goals, an initiative of over 100 cities that aims to promote sustainable and socially equitable food and nutrition policies; 
  5. national implementation of: • the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (SDGs); • the Paris Agreement of the 21st UN Climate Conference (COP 21); and • the G20 Action Plan on Food Security and Sustainable Food Systems

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