COVID-19 has turned our lives and economies upside down from one day to the next. Borders and schools were closed, social interaction was restricted, the maintenance of international supply chains was only possible under difficult conditions. Together with climate change, another global challenge is now penetrating deep into the reality of people’s lives and businesses.

For many companies, these shocks represent a strategically difficult exercise to overcome. What is not up to date is abruptly buried, and proven methods are being compromised. On the other hand, so far undreamed-of opportunities pop up. This is especially true for businesses along the food chain, starting with agriculture and its suppliers and extending to trade and catering. Terms such as increased efficiency and global markets only seem to contradict buzzwords like local food and sustainability labelling. However, as important aspects of a future-oriented strategy for the entire sector, all of them are of enormous importance.

The podium of the GFFA Berlin e.V. wants to illustrate how agri-business companies deal with these complex demands. It seeks to highlight the instruments being used to anticipate the development of future markets. Long-term investments require concrete answers today to develop solid business scenarios for the future. This also applies to forward-looking regulation, which science and governments must prepare or adopt.

We look forward to welcoming you in January 2021.

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Who is the GFFA Berlin e.V.?

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin e.V. was established by the German agriculture and food industry to promote sustainable strategies for global food security and use of the natural resources.

Founding Members

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Bernhard Krüsken (DBV)
  • Mr. Dr. Lothar Hövelmann (DLG)
  • Mr. Olivier Kölsch (BVE)
  • Mrs Petra Jacobi (GIZ)
  • Mr. Torsten Spill (OAOEV)

Supporting Membership

The GFFA Berlin e.V. is open to supporting memberships. If you would like to support the objectives of the association, please contact our office for further informations. →


  • Creation of an internationally acknowledged discussion platform on agriculture and food policy, for policy-makers, trade and industry and the scientific community
  • Reinforcing of international political, economic and scientific co-operation in the agriculture and food sectors
  • Improvements to the status of the agriculture and food sectors in an economic and social context
  • Promoting of major developments in economic policy in the agriculture and food sectors
  • Providing information to producers and consumers on sustainable production and use of food
  • Promotion of development co-operation, particularly with emerging and developing economies, in the agriculture and food sectors