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27.12.2023 | Blog

GFFA 2024 Panel: Zero hunger in agricultural production

At the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2024 (GFFA 2024), experts will discuss how human rights can be realized in supply chains.

Women processing cocoa as part of a cooperative
Cocoa beans with fairtrade and organic certifications generate significantly higher prices on the global market. Smallholders in producing countries can gain independence from middlemen and receive fair wages. © Thomas Ix
Theresa Heering Policy & External Relations

On January 19th, 2024, Welthungerhilfe, Meo Carbon Solutions and the Commercial law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen present a panel discussion titled "Zero hunger in agricultural production: Not yet a reality, but achievable! Working together for human rights in supply chains".

Many countries facing hunger cultivate agricultural products for the global market, with smallholder farmers and farm workers suffering the most from hunger. Ultimately, as long as the human right to food has not been implemented in our supply chains, they are neither resilient nor sustainable. Where there is hunger, human rights will also be violated in other ways.


Zero hunger in agricultural production

Not yet a reality, but achievable! Working together for human rights in supply chains

Date: January 19th, 2024
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CET
Location: CityCube Berlin

Participation in the expert panel is possible after valid registration for the GFFA. For more information visit the GFFA website.

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This is where the Food Security Standard (FSS) comes into play: it enables businesses to identify and address social risks in the context of food security in agricultural production. Producers in the Global South are already using the FSS to conduct risk analyses, establish prevention and remedial measures and monitor the process continuously. The FSS is available in two adaptable approaches: an additional certification to existing sustainability standards or a management tool for non-certified producers.

This panel will feature stakeholders – including scientific experts, the private sector, and civil society – who will discuss the needs and pitfalls of implementing human rights in supply chains. They will discuss current examples ranging from the Global South, where there are already approaches to implementing human-rights-based diligence requirements, to internationally active companies.

The aim is to demonstrate how the interplay of responsible corporate governance and supply chain legislation can contribute to food security, sustainable production and socially beneficial supply chains.


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