The central topics of the GFFA are not restricted to a theoretical discussion, but are directly anchored "in the field" via the "Bilateral Trust Fund". The Fund is a programme operated by the BMEL and the FAO in which selected food security projects are carried out in a number of countries. Here, the GFFA topics are reflected at operative level and implemented in concrete projects – discussion and theory take on form and shape. The FAO implements the programme, whilst the BMEL provides the financial base. This has enabled roughly 100 pro-jects to be carried out since 2002, channelling a total of approximately 121 million Euros.