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GFIA is the world's largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations. It is not only a forum for stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but hosts a large exhibition where suppliers can meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers right along the value chain.

The GFIA team that delivered the largest agriculture event in the Middle East in 2016 will be bringing GFIA Europe to the Netherlands for the first time from 9–10 May 2017.

At each GFIA event we assemble a huge array of game-changing, sustainable agriculture innovations. Innovations are presented in the Open Innovations Theatre - a large theatre on the exhibition floor that is free to attend for all attendees. Speakers selected for the programme have up to 15 minutes to share the details of their innovation (in the style of TED talks), in a way that is inspiring as well as informative – and maybe even a little entertaining!

Apply to present your Organic Innovations here: (link is external)

Three things that make GFIA unique in Europe

1. It is the only event dedicated to showcasing innovations in sustainable agriculture across all types of food production.

2. From farm to fork, GFIA brings together stakeholders right along the value chain to facilitate collaboration at large.

3. Using GFIA’s global network of 40+ partners, a major component of the audience will come from the emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

For more information visit the GFIA website: (link is external)

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