WFO President joining the 50th WEF Annual meeting to ensure the farmers’ voice is heard

20 January 2020, Rome, ItalyThe World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (DAVOS 2020) is kicking off today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) stands ready to represent the interests of those who feed the planet daily and ensure that the farmers’ voice is heard on the most relevant issues for humankind.

Under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”, around 3,000 participants, including the world’s top academics, politicians, business, and civil society leaders gather in Davos for the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to engage in addressing the most pressing issues on the global agenda.

Ecology, Economy, Technology, Society, Geopolitics and Industry are the six critical areas of this year’s meeting. And the global food and agriculture sector has a tremendous impact and can create change towards a more sustainable world.

The WFO President, Theo de Jager, joined Davos to represent the worldwide farmers’ community in several high-level meetings, workshops and international discussions.

No institution or individual alone can address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges of a complex, interdependent world.

Farmers of the world stand ready to do their part to ensure change happens where change is needed most.

Working through the entire value chain in a joint bottom-up approach, including all the actors, is the only way to get effective solutions for a sustainable future that everyone can benefit from.