Food Systems

Food systems are under increasing pressure to produce sufficient food for the global population, decrease the environmental impacts of production, and buffer against complex global change. The corona pandemic poses an acute challenge to our global food systems. That is why we at the World Food Convention – Digital Edition 2020 are asking the following question: HOW SHOULD RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS LOOK LIKE IN AND AFTER THE CRISIS? Read background information on challenges and opportunities for food systems worldwide.
The live panel discussion will take place on 25 June from 3.00 pm CEST (UTC+2). Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions live after the panel discussion.

Keynotes

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Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen

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Julia Klöckner

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Dr. Gerd Müller

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Anna Rainer

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Background

Global nutrition

In a guest article in the Tagesspiegel, Bayer CEO Liam Condon subscribes possible solutions that will secure the global food supply and make it resistant to crises like Covid-19. This includes for example continuous investment in agricultural science and research.

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Food Security: Covid-19 remains an acute threat

Covid-19 remains an acute threat to global food security. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) warned in the “World Food Convention – Digital Edition 2020”: “For countries that depend on agriculture, the

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Focus on food to address climate change

Bringing together agricultural production, supply chains, and consumption: In a comment published in the new journal Nature Food researchers discuss a new global food system approach to climate change research.

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For a secure global food supply

For a secure global food supply. International Cooperation and Trade with Developing and Emerging Countries in the Light of the COVID 19 Pandemic: Contributions of the German Agribusiness

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Food systems in times of COVID-19

In the Covid crisis well-off people could continue to work from home and buy food in supermarkets. The poor work mostly in the informal sector and lost their job from one day to another. They purchase from informal markets that

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AGRAS Food Security Monitor

According to the latest Food Security Monitor report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2020 rainfall as already witnessed and forecasted in the East and West African regions indicate increased precipitation and wetter conditions (above normal

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Coronavirus and the food industry

How much does the coronavirus burden the German food industry? Tagesspiegel-Authors Heike Jahberg, Laurin Meyer and Thorsten Mumme take a glance at the supermarket shelves. Crisis. What crisis? Germany is hoarding yeast, but Nestlé, the world’s largest food producer, continues

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World Food Program on the corona crisis

The coronavirus also affects the work of the World Food Programme: Expert Amer Daoudi talks on the starving, Covid-19 and crisis logistics with Tagesspiegel-Author Christian Böhme. Mr Daoudi, what does the pandemic mean for those who are starving? Global containment

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French fries crisis in Germany

The drought in Germany, full potato stores and the appreciation of farmers in corona times: On these topics Tagesspiegel-Author Heike Jahberg has conducted an interview with Farmers’ President Joachim Rukwied. Mr Rukwied, it has been very dry for weeks, now

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