Food Security

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.



Dr. forest Christoph Hoffmann

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