Opening Remarks to the Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit 2016

Jun. 21, 2016—Dr. Stefan Schmitz's opening remarks for the 2016 Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit stress the importance of partnership, investment and innovation. "Business opportunities do not only have a tremendous potential to contribute to solving developmental challenges, but also to benefit from incorporating sustainable development into core business activities.”

The BMZ develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports BMZ in implementing the German contribution to the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge.

German support for PAEGC is coordinated by BMZ’s Special Initiative “One World – No Hunger.”