Complimentary invitation to GFIA Opening Ceremony and Exhibition

5825303_gfia_03Organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have extended a FREE invitation to the Opening Ceremony, including entry into the exhibition where 250 suppliers of sustainable agriculture technology will be presenting their latest innovations. Keynote speakers include John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, and Prince Charles.

The Opening Ceremony will feature six keynotes. John Kerry, who is a driving force behind the movement to link climate change and food production, believes the adoption of climate-smart agriculture is the best way to help farmers and fishermen provide food to billions of people.

Prince Charles, a pioneer of holistic, sustainable agriculture, will address the crucial challenge of how we can produce food more sustainably.

Both John Kerry and Prince Charles will deliver their views by video address.

Other keynote speakers are H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, a champion of agricultural development in Africa, who will address the need to raise agricultural productivity in Africa through technology and innovation; Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General, Coordinator for Natural Resources, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, will discuss how climate-smart agriculture can help eradicate poverty, advance economic growth and support sustainable development; Juergen Voegele, Senior Director – Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank, one of the founders of climate-smart agriculture, will present how we must change the way we think in order to increase productivity and achieve food security, whilst reducing the harmful emissions it takes to achieve those goals; and Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF), will show how food security is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century and propose that preservation of soil health and other ecosystem services are vital to sustainably increase yields and enhance resilience.

The GFIA Exhibition and Conference will be held in Abu Dhabi between 9-11 March 2015.

What can you expect at GFIA? 140 innovations, 250 exhibitors, 300 hosted scientists, 1000 hosted farmers, 40 ministerial delegations, 20 academic institutions, 20 global food producers, and 100 plus sessions and workshops.

To guarantee your seat at the Opening Ceremony and free entry to the Exhibition, it is necessary to reserve your complementary pass before 27 February 2015.  Ω

Posted 17 February 2015