Partners

The World Food Convention – Digital Edition 2020 is made possible by our distinguished and highly committed partners. We invite organizations (think tanks, academic institutions, companies, foundations, etc.) to join us as knowledge and network partners. For partnership options please contact worldfoodconvention@tagesspiegel.de.

Background Information

The World Food Convention is the annual flagship event for agriculture, sustainability, technology and farming. From this year on the World Food Convention – Digital Edition will be presenting the socio-political discourse online several times a year
The World Food Convention is supported by the lead partner Bayer.

Please find a complete list of our networking partners here.

The German-African Business Association

Verband für Alternative Proteinquellen e. V. – Balpro

Berlin Institute of Population and Development

German Agribusiness Alliance

FoodBerlin

International Green Week Berlin

Leibniz Research Alliance “Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition”

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
At the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, researchers in the natural and social sciences from all over the world work closely together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Researchers examine the earth system’s capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies and options for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. Interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approaches are a distinctive characteristic of the institute to provide society with sound information for decision making.

pro agro – Verband zur Förderung des ländlichen Raumes in der Region Brandenburg-Berlin e. V.

German Committee for UNICEF

VegMed – Physicians Association for Nutrition
The world’s food choices have a huge impact on 4 out of the top 5 global health threats, defined by the WHO: poor diet is – due to it’s role in the development of noncommunicable diseases (threat #2) – responsible for more deaths globally than any other risk factor and our current food systems contribute largely to the climate crisis (threat #1) and the emergence of new pandemics and antimicrobial resistances (threats #3 and #5).

The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) is an international medical non-profit organization. As health professionals we raise awareness among our colleagues in health care, among the general public, and among policymakers about the role of whole food, plant-based nutrition in promoting good health, preventing and treating disease, and in reducing the risks of climate crisis and future pandemics. 

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany and enjoys both political and religious independence. It is fighting for “Zero Hunger by 2030”. Since being founded in 1962, it has provided funding of EUR 3.71 billion for more than 9,300 overseas projects in 70 countries. Welthungerhilfe bases its efforts on the principle of help for self-help, which it implements with measures ranging from rapid disaster relief to rehabilitation to long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.

 

World Food Programme (WFP)
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. WFP saves lives in emergencies and lays the foundations for a sustainable future for people affected by conflict, disaster and the effects of climate change. At present, the COVID 19 outbreak represents an additional crisis, especially for poor countries. The pandemic could trigger a hunger pandemic. WFP forecasts that acute malnutrition could almost double to 265 million people affected. Nevertheless, WFP plans to reach around 100 million people in need with food aid in 2020. The organisation is also the logistical backbone of COVID-19 assistance. As a service to the entire humanitarian community, it will handle 120 passenger and 200 freight flights per month.

The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) 
is a member-based association, bringing together national farmers’ organizations and agricultural cooperatives from all over the world. The WFO mission is to represent the farmers’ voice and advocate on their behalf in all relevant international processes affecting their present and their future, ranging from the global dialogue on agriculture to nutrition and sustainability. This includes Climate Change negotiations (COP), Committee on World Food Security (CFS), United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework), IFAD’s farmers’ forum, AMR debate (OIE, FAO, WHO), trade (WTO), and many more.