Thursday, May 16, 2013

Great Britain: The Prince of Wales to Visit Langenburg


MONDAY 27th MAY 2013

The Prince of Wales has been invited by His Serene Highness Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg to attend the 2013 Langenburg Forum on regional food security, which will take place at Schloss Langenburg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg on Monday 27th May.

The invitation to His Royal Highness was made in recognition of the work of The Prince, and his International Sustainability Unit, on this issue. The event is the second of its kind and has been organised by HSH Philipp Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Joschka Fischer & Co. and the Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Mr Alexander Müller, with the support of The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.

His Royal Highness will join the third session of the Forum on the afternoon of 27th May in which The Prince will address the delegates and view a panel discussion on the opportunities to enhance local food systems. Following the Forum The Prince will attend a private reception with the delegates.

The Forum will bring together individuals and organisations from across the food industry – including farmers and the CEOs of international retailers – as well as environmental and consumer groups, government representatives and international agriculture and food security experts. The Forum will also debate the structure of food supply chains, exploring how they could be adapted to help return greater value back into food systems. Participants will discuss ways to ensure the sustainability and quality of food through the development of more local food supply, as well as the diverse local agricultures on which they depend.

The event will showcase best practice from around the world to demonstrate the ways in which new business models and new information communication technologies are beginning to facilitate a shift towards more local, sustainable food systems, and the revitalisation of food cultures. A key aim is to develop partnerships between food producers, policy makers and leading food businesses to maximise the benefits available from a healthier food system, for both consumers and the environment.

Sustainable agriculture and resilient supply chains are key focus areas of The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU), which is assisting in the organisation of the Forum. The ISU, which was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, works to facilitate consensus around some of the key environmental challenges facing the world, with a critical focus on food security and environmental resilience.

For more information on the Langenburg Forum 2013 please visit or, from 17th May,

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