Global Forum

on Innovations for
Marginal Environments

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Food Security

Shaping future agriculture in marginal environments

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Main Program Themes
  • Food security: crop diversity and nutrition, gender mainstreaming, agri-finance
  • Climate impact: natural resources management, climate-smart agriculture
  • Sustainability: circularity, clean energy, carbon and chemical footprint reduction
  • Innovation: disruptive technology, investment, ecosystem development, controlled environment agriculture
Scientific Program Themes
  • Management of marginal environments
  • Sustainable natural resource management
  • Climate change impact on agriculture
  • Crop diversification and improvement
  • Novel biotechnological approaches
  • Climate-smart agriculture for food security


Agenda Snapshot

Gala dinner

Ministerial keynotes

Onstage interviews

First time presentation of scientific research

Dedicated technical streams

Panel discussions and debates

Interactive roundtables


International Honorary Advisory Committee

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze

Fifth President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, FAYODE, Nigeria

Dr. Nina Fedoroff

Emeritus Professor of Biology, Penn State University, USA

Dr. José Graziano da Silva

Eighth Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Brazil

Prof. Afaf Kamal Eldin

College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Prof. Mohammed Sadiki

President of the CIHEAM Governing Board
Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco

Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss

Former Director General, Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Dr. Ren Wang

Senior Vice President of the BGI Group, President, BGI Global Development, China

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra

Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE)
Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India

Prof. Ghaleb Ali Alhadrami Al Breiki

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost,
United Arab Emirates University,

A Global Gathering Of Experts & Decision Makers

Who is attending
  • Government Ministries, Authorities and Agencies
  • International Policy Institutes and Think-Tanks
  • Aid and Development Agencies
  • Universities and Research Institutes
  • Agribusiness Leaders and Farmers
  • AgTech Leaders and Entrepreneurs
GFIME will facilitate dialogue across the entire agriculture value chain between policymakers, decision-makers, donor and development agencies, scientists and experts, and agribusinesses.
  • Increase understanding of scale and impact of abiotic stresses in marginal environments
  • Discover successful strategies tackling the challenges of adapting to harsh environmental conditions through policies, projects and real world case studies
  • Develop partnerships, incubate projects and launch initiatives to innovate operations at the local, regional and international level
  • Accurately forecast future climate change scenarios
  • Harness the latest technology enabling innovation in marginal environments

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