The WFO General Assembly is in two weeks!
It is time to go deeper into the program of the event.
The #WFOGA2022 will provide a unique environment in which to reconnect, reflect, exchange insights and advance solutions to deal with the most relevant issues impacting the future of farming and its present, shining a light on what farmers, who eke out a living with their fingers in the soil, are doing toward more resilient, sustainable, and viable food systems.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY?
The WFO General Assembly will last four days, from June 7 to 10, and is organised around 5 crucial moments:
- Thematic Sessions,
- Opening Ceremony,
- High-Level Sessions,
- Internal Affair Sessions,
- Farm Visits.
The Thematic Sessions on the first day, June 7, will bring together panellists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to discuss and share insights on the following topics:
- the role of organised agriculture in the transition to sustainable food systems;
- the women’s entrepreneur-centric approaches to innovative finance to empower the overall farming community;
- the innovative solutions and business models that enable a farmer-driven digital transformation of agriculture.
The panel discussions are conceived to achieve an inspiring and constructive exchange and will be moderated by Dimitri Houtart, BBC Rural Affairs Champion.
On the evening of the first day, the Opening Ceremony will officially give the start of the WFO General Assembly.
The event schedule on the morning of June 8 and 9 will consist of High-level Sessions addressing relevant topics such as sustainable livestock-based food systems and putting on the spotlight farmers’ local solutions in response to global challenges.
On June 8, attendees will have a chance to join the High-level Session “New Trends on the Global Scene and Coping Strategies”, moderated by David Nabarro, Strategic Director, Skills Systems and Synergies for Sustainable Development.
The session focuses on the effects of the conflict in Ukraine on the global farming community, which was already under severe threats due to the climate change impact and the COVID19 pandemic and related lockdowns. On stage, farmers’ leaders and representatives of the critical organisations that, together with WFO, actively collaborate with the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group Food Workstream.
The General Assembly will culminate on June 10 with the farm visits around the Budapest countryside: participants will have the chance to discover more about the Hungarian farming sector.
WFO PRESIDENT ELECTION 2022
The #WFOGA represents the most significant event in the institutional life of the Organisation, and that is why the Internal Affairs Sessions, constitute a crucial moment within the overall event. This year, farmers’ leaders from WFO member organisations across the globe will convene in Budapest to elect the WFO President for the term 2022-2024.
YOUNG FARMERS CENTRALITY
The youngest generations of farmers will have tremendous visibility at the event. Indeed, the class of young farmers attending the second edition of the WFO Gymnasium High-Level Capacity Building Programme will take the stage to present their Manifesto and celebrate their successes in a public graduation ceremony.
Launched in 2017, in close partnership with Bayer, the WFO Gymnasium is much more than a training program: it represents a unique opportunity to connect and empower the farmers’ leaders of tomorrow!
Furthermore, an exhibition area will be set up for participants who want to learn more about the projects and initiatives led by WFO or in which WFO is involved as a core partner, including The Climakers, Transition Agriculture and Demeter, to name but a few.
Detailed information about the speakers and panellists participating in the debate will follow soon.
You can find the GA updated program at the following link: https://bit.ly/WFO_GA22_Program