GFFA – BTF Political synergies in international activities
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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.
The world’s population is growing. But today, at a global level, agriculture is currently producing one third more calories than necessary to feed all the people in the world. That means: In principle, there is enough food for everybody. Nevertheless one person in nine goes to bed hungry. Worldwide there are still 800 million people going hungry.
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Germany, the land of engineering ingenuity and industry, has at the same time always remained a country with a strong agricultural sector. Despite a high population density, half of the land in Germany is farmed. Around one million people, working in approximately 285,000 agricultural enterprises, produce more than 50 billion Euros’ worth of goods a year.
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