World Food Forum
09
MAY
2016

President Bonaccini and Minister Martina open the second edition ot the World Food Research and Innovation Forum
09 May 2016

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Representatives and delegates of the most important national and international organizations dealing with food and nutrition issues have met today in Parma, in the Congress Center Auditorium “Niccol√≤ Paganini”, for the second edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum, the official opening event of Cibus, the International Food Exhibition held in Parma.

The global platform on food related issues promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region was opened by the addresses of Stefano Bonaccini, President of Emilia-Romagna Region, Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Luigi Scordamaglia, President of Federalimentare, Giovanni Luppi, Co-President of the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives, Loris Borghi, Rector of the University of Parma, and Federico Pizzarotti, Mayor of Parma.

The first two sessions of the Forum, which took place today, focused on  the strategic European Food Research Agenda and on Global Innovation and challenges in feeding the planet.
Tomorrow the event will continue focusing on Food finance, on how investing in Agribusiness and Food can be a vector for human and economic development and on the Global food agenda after the three events which marked a global change in pace: Milano Expo 2015, the United Nations world conference for the 2030 Agenda and the COP 21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.

The second day of the Forum will also host the kick-off of the permanent working structure of the Forum, which will work on a medium term programme for the 2016-2017 period and promote participation of global and local partners.

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