Food Security and Smallholder Farmers

With this debate we start this year’s World Food Convention to address the central question of one of the greatest challenges of our modern time. FAO in its 2020 report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the world starts that since 2014 the number of undernourished people grows year by year. Also, the world is not on track to reach the Zero Hunger SDG by 2030. Instead, the current trend points to an increase in number of undernourished people. It remains unclear what level of devastation the Covid-19 pandemic will bring. The latest available global economic projections indicate that, depending on the economic growth scenario, the pandemic could increase the number of undernourished people by 83 to 132 million. We would like to talk about the greatest challenges and innovative solutions along the following lead questions.

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 Panel Food Security / Smallholder Farmers will take place on June 24th at 2:00 p.m. CET

Speaker

His research is on economic development, science and technology policy, poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, agriculture, resource economics and trade.

He serves as Chair of the Scientific Group for the Food Systems Summit 2021 of the UN Secretary General.

von Braun is President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, member of various other academies.

From 2002 to 2009, he was director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington DC.

Arif joined WFP in 2003 and since then he has served in many senior positions both in the field and the headquarters. He has also worked for the World Bank and taught at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
Arif’s work focuses on analysing food security and welfare conditions in developing countries to inform humanitarian response. His research interests include application of information technologies to improve humanitarian response; understanding linkages between poverty, hunger, conflict and migration; and analysing how global economic shocks impact food security, social protection and emergency and development assistance. Arif has a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics with a minor in forestry from the University of Minnesota.

Member of the Bundestag since 1994

until 2005 foreign and European policy spokesman of the CSU state group

2005 to 2013 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

(Copyright Foto Gottschalk/photothek.net)

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Member of the Bundestag since 1994

until 2005 foreign and European policy spokesman of the CSU state group

2005 to 2013 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

(Copyright Foto Gottschalk/photothek.net)

Background

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Here you can find an interesting, german speaking podcast of our partner “Green Life”

Der Friedensnobelpreisträger WFP im Interview: Der Klimawandel heizt nicht nur die Atmosphäre, sondern auch den Welthunger weiter an. Wetterextreme machen mittlerweile bis zu 90 Prozent aller Naturkatastrophen in einem Jahr aus und führen schnell zu massiven Ernährungskrisen. Bis 2030 wird, je nach Region, mit einem Ernteausfall von bis zu 30% gerechnet und das bei stetig wachsender Weltbevölkerung. Steigende Nahrungsmittelpreise können dadurch bis zu 100 Millionen Menschen zusätzlich in die Armut treiben. Ein Überlebenskampf mit fatalen Folgen. Das UN World Food Programme (WFP) hat sich diesem Kampf angenommen und wurde dieses Jahr dafür mit dem Friedensnobelpreis geehrt. Nina Schroeder von WFP gibt uns ein aufwühlendes Bild von den täglichen Herausforderungen und Kraftanstrengungen, den Hunger auf der Welt in Zeiten des Klimawandels endlich in den Griff zu bekommen. Wie wir alle mithelfen können, diese Probleme gemeinsam zu bekämpfen, hört ihr in der aktuellen Folge. Copyright des Fotos: UN WFP/GREEN LIFE.

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