ISCC at the 7th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

The growing demand for food, raw materials and energy: opportunities for agriculture, challenges for food security?

15 – 17 January 2015, Berlin

Vasu Vasuthewan, Board Member of the ISCC e.V., was one of the experts on the podium at the International Panel Discussion that took place on 17 January. The Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt who described the GFFA as the “Davos of Bioeconomy” hosted the panel discussion. Next to Vasu experts from the WFO, WWF, Bread of the World and the University of Bonn joined the panel. Around 1,400 participants attended the event.

The panel took up the overall topic of the GFFA and discussed opportunities for the agriculture and challenges for food security due to the growing demand of agriculture products not only for food but also for feed, chemicals, energy, healthcare and wellness.

ISCC participated in three further expert panels at the GFFA:

15 January:

The Role of Satellite Information for Global Food Security

Organiser: The German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Sustainable supply of biomass for use in a growing bioeconomy – Sustainability criteria from the perspective of industry, academia and NGO’s, and possible applications within existing certification systems

Organiser: German Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)


16 January:

Primacy in food security in bioeconomics – An illusory precondition?

Organiser: Welthungerhilfe / Center for Development


About the GFFA 2015

The GFFA is an international forum to bring together key stakeholders from politics, industry, academia and society. At a series of expert panel discussions, working meetings and the International Panel the participants discuss opportunities, potentials and challenges of the bioeconomy under the premise of food security.

The GFFA is organised and hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and takes place in the framework of the International Green Week in Berlin.

Link to the official website

Download of the GFFA 2015 programme