When GFIA was launched in 2014 at the invitation of the Abu Dhabi government, it leveraged partnerships with 40 powerful organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology gives us the only real chance of feeding nine billion people without destroying the environment.
Now an internationally acclaimed annual event in Abu Dhabi, GFIA is the world's largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations. It is not only a forum for stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but hosts a large exhibition where suppliers can meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers right along the value chain.
On Wednesday, May 10th, GODAN's Executive Director Andre Laperriere will give a keynote on 'Visionaries shaping the future agriculture innovation landscape' alongside Dr. Aalt Dijkhuizen, President of Dutch Top Sector Agri&Food, and Liam Condon, President of Crop Science Division, Bayer AG.
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote session 2 - Visionaries shaping the future agriculture innovation landscape Europe is home to major food and agriculture companies, research institutions and the Netherlands itself is the second largest food exporter in the world. It has long been a world-class leader in innovation and research in agriculture and continues to pioneer new approaches and technologies. This session is an opportunity to hear the vision from those who are pushing the agriculture innovation agenda to the next level to enable competitive and sustainable food production.
Mr Laperriere will also be speaking at the closing keynote at the 16:35 closing session.
Participants are encouraged to visit the GODAN exhibition stand where you can pick up a copy of our latest publications.
Follow along on Twitter for the latest updates from the GODAN and GFIA accounts.
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