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Agricultural sector: Jointly combating hunger, climate catastrophe and species extinction

What are the priorities of the G7 agriculture ministers? Cornelia Berns, Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation and World Food Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on the importance of sustainable and deforestation-free agricultural supply chains and the promotion of investments in research and innovation.

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Uniting for Global Food Security

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) looks at the German G7 Presidency as an opportunity for development cooperation. Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze on the agenda and the goals of the G7 development ministers.

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Can the G7 be a force for good in the current global food security crisis?

Carin Smaller, former Director of Agriculture, Trade, and Investment at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI on what's on the agenda at the G7-Summit in Schloss Elmau – then to now and ‘Beyond Elmau’.

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‘In every situation there are also opportunities’

Many different crises are being negotiated in Elmau. What does this mean for governmental action? Anna-Katharina Hornidge is co-manager of Think7 – the association of leading think tanks. She also sees the summit as an opportunity to make a big splash. An interview by journalist Jan Rübel.

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Sustainability commitments along global agricultural supply chains

The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) brings together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to develop benchmarking criteria that support organisations achieve additional levels of supply chain due diligence. An interview with Shivani Kannabhiran, Manager Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.

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‘The demand is greater, the parallelism more strenuous’

The private sector and civil society have already handed over their demands to the G7 summit. Both agree: the G7 countries need common values. But what is in the communiqués of the Business7 (B7) and Civil7 (C7)? Questions to Julia Harnal (BASF) from B7 and Mathias Mogge (Welthungerhilfe/VENRO) from C7. An interview by journalist Jan Rübel.

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