DCZ: Participation in Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin in 2019
von Stanimira Penkova
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), the international conference focussing on the future of global agri-food industry, was held in Berlin from 17th to 18th January, 2019. On January 18, the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), which is a project implemented by IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in the context of the bilateral cooperation programme of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), co-organized two events. The expert panel “Going digital against the drought. New technologies and challenges in their implementation” was organized in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) and IAMO. Following the opening remarks by Michael Stübgen (Parliamentary State Secretary of BMEL) and a keynote by Dr. Lena Kuhn (IAMO) “Digital Technologies for Risk Management”, a high-level panel discussion was held. Panellists included Dr. Qu Dongyu, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, PR China, and Dr. Olga Trofimtseva, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Policy and Food of Ukraine. https://www.gffa-berlin.de/en/fachpodium-10-2019/
In a second event DCZ cooperated with GAA in the organization of a “German-Sino Business Round Table on Digital Transformation in Agribusiness”. The event included opening remarks by Dr. Jens Oeding (CLAAS, Regional President Asia GAA), Michael Stübgen (Parliamentary State Secretary) and Wang Xiaobing (Director of the Information Center of MARA). Dr. Eva Sternfeld from the DCZ gave a presentation on “Digitalization in the agricultural sector in China and Germany” followed by thematic inputs by Jesus Madrazo, Head of Agricultural Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer AG, Division Crop Science, and Eason Li (Win Chain Group on behalf of Alibaba).
Text by Dr. Eva Sternfeld