This paper covers the results of the assembly of the& agriculture ministers of 76 nations who assembled virtually on 22 January 2021 for the 13th Berlin Agriculture Ministers' Conference on the occasion of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). Hunger has been on the rise worldwide since 2014, with nearly 690 million people suffering from hunger prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and an estimated 2 billion people in the world do not have regular access to adequate food.
Against this background, the ministers underscore the need to significantly strengthen cross-sectoral, multilateral cooperation and solidarity to minimise the impact of the current pandemic on food security and nutrition, to prevent future pandemics and to mitigate and adapt to climate change while also tackling other challenges such as biodiversity loss with the following joint actions:
- Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Preventing further pandemics
- Climate action