Dr. Kristian Moeller, GLOBALG.A.P. Secretary and CEO, studied Agricultural Economy and Agribusiness Management at the Universities of Paderborn and Kiel in Germany as well as at the Purdue University, Indiana, USA. His experience was expanded by internships at Deutsche Bank in Hamburg, the German-French Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and The Worldbank in Washington, D.C. His dissertation was on Risks to Invest into the Central and Eastern European Food Industries. After 1 year of basic agricultural training on farms in Germany and the UK, he became Manager European Projects and Senior Consultant Quality Assurance at the EHI-EuroHandelsinstitut e.V., Cologne, Germany, in the areas: Food, Fresh Produce, Meat, and Dairy Products.
Dr. Kristian Moeller started with EUREPG.A.P in 1997 (now GLOBALG.A.P) and has been the organization's CEO since 2001. In September 2010, he opened the GLOBALG.A.P. North America Office in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, as founding President.
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Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices: The joint initiative launched by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and GLOBALG.A.P. Helping farmers grow farms for their grandchildren: How can G.A.P. support food security for future generations?
Feeding 9.6 billion people in 2050 is one of the biggest challenges facing all of humanity today. How can Good Agricultural Practices help secure food supplies today and in the future? What if every farm on earth followed a single harmonized basic set of G.A.P. criteria to apply safe and sustainable practices? Would this ensure the sustainability of farms and farming for generations to come?