According to the UN, 690 million people (almost ten percent of the world’s population) have suffered from chronic hunger in 2019. The UN estimates that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic added between 83 and 132 million people to that number in 2020. People in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are most affected by malnutrition.
Free access to sufficient food and drinking water for everyone is one of the most important prerequisites to a dignified coexistence in a global society. The objective is to provide the entire global population with sufficient, safe and healthy food.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations proposes a global rethink of poverty and hunger eradication and draws a line: end poverty and hunger within 15 years. For this, a more coordinated and targeted policy is needed as the momentum of the agenda increases.
With the BMZ special initiative “A World Without Hunger,” German development cooperation is providing an impetus worldwide and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
At our World Food Convention we discuss strategies for global food security. Ethical, political and regulatory aspects such as supply chains and the pricing of food are going to play an important role.
The Corona pandemic has shown how resilient Europe’s food system is, said Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Agriculture Commissioner. There were no problems producing food during the crisis. The difficulties were much more in transporting and distributing them across borders during the
Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Union, will join Dr. Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at the World Food Convention – Digital Edition2020. They will explore the opportunities of the EU Green
Svenja Schulze (Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany) on “Putting climate and environmental protection at the heart of European policy” in the Global Solutions Journal