World Food Convention 2021: These are the speakers and topics

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How to secure food in a sustainable way?

The global society is facing major challenges. The growing population of the planet must be fed in a fair and sustainable manner. Producing enough food causes new, different problems which harm the climate. Germany’s leading capital newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” invites to for the virtual World Food Convention on June 24th 2021 – „Science for the society – How to secure food in a sustainable way“ to discuss food security and technological achievements in the field of novel food and farming. 

Topics of the World Food Convention 2021

Decision-makers from politics and diplomacy, industry and associations, NGOs and start-ups come togehter to discuss innovations and challenges. A selection of this year’s main topics:

  • Innovations in food
  • Farm to fork
  • Food security
  • Gene editing
  • Carbon farming

World Food Convention 2021: Register now for the digital edition

Due to the pandemic situation, the conference will be held digitally on June 24th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. CEST and can be followed live worldwide. By registering, you will receive all news about content on the website, start-ups and podcasts.

A selection of this year’s speakers

DAVID BEASLEY, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
PROF DR JOACHIM VON BRAUN, Economist, Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF)
ERTHARIN COUSIN, Ambassador, Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and Environment at Stanford University, Former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme
CHRISTOPH HEINRICH, Director of the Conservation Department at WWF Germany
DR GERD MÜLLER, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Be part of the Start-Up Pitch!

Are you a start-up in the agriculture or food sector? Be part of this year’s Start-Up Pitch and present your innovative ideas for new cultivation technologies, resilient food systems and climate protection!