Minister Zaha Waheed participated in the 12th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), held in Berlin from the 16th to the 18th of January 2020. This event takes place in concurrence with the International Green Week, and has now established itself as a leading global forum for issues related to agriculture and food security. The Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, H.E. Julia Klöckner invited Minister Zaha Waheed to attend the 12th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, as well as the Forum.
This year’s topic for the 12th GFFA is “Food for all! Trade for Secure, Diverse and Sustainable Nutrition”. This topic is focused on the eradication of hunger and for the promotion of food security in nations. Additionally, this year’s GFFA Agriculture Minister’s Conference focused on adopting a communiqué to supplement and enhance existing international and multinational policy processes.
70 Ministers from throughout the world, alongside high-level representatives from different international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, will be participating in this forum. The Food and Agriculture Organization, of the FAO, was selected to host a High Level Panel “Harnessing trade for SDG2” by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture. This panel consisted of Ministers of Agriculture who have been invited by the Federal Republic of Germany. Minister Zaha Waheed was invited as a panelist by the FAO. The Minister discussed the challenges faced in the road to achieve nutritional security and the importance of finding the solutions to address them. Additionally, the Minister also stated the impacts of climate change on the fisheries and agriculture sector of the Maldives.
Minister Zaha Waheed was invited by the Ambassador of Maldives to the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Ahmed Latheef, to visit the Embassy of Maldives in Germany. During the visit, increased collaboration with various agencies related to fisheries and agriculture in Germany was discussed.