October 28, 2021   •   News

Think Aloud! GFFA Science Slam 2022 Competition

The call for applications for science slammers at the 2022 “Think Aloud! GFFA Science Slam” is currently open. Interested in participating? Register HERE by 5 November 2021.

What is the GFFA?
From 24 to 28 January 2022, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will host the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) for the 14th time.

The GFFA is the world’s leading international conference on key issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry. The 14th GFFA will focus on the topic “Sustainable Land Use: Food Security Starts with the Soil”.

What is the “Think Aloud! GFFA Science Slam”?
The “Think Aloud! GFFA Science Slam” is a competition during which presenters (“slammers”) introduce their scientific research topics, which should match the GFFA topic, in an entertaining way. The focus is on giving a diverse, primarily non-expert audience the opportunity to learn about scientific concepts. The audience then judges the slams by voting. In addition to scientific aspects, the audience rates the comprehensibility and the entertainment value of the presentations. The presentation that is rated highest by the audience is awarded a prize at the end of the event.

All presentations should address at least one of the following four GFFA issues on the topic of “Sustainable Land Use: Food Security Starts with the Soil”:
1. How can we improve soil protection?
2. How can we restore degraded soils?
3. How can we make the use of finite land resources more sustainable?
4. How can farmers worldwide get fair access to land? 

For further information on this topic, please refer to the attached background paper.

For more information about the event format, selection criteria and timeline, click HERE.