With ten years to go, over two billion people are still suffering from malnutrition; almost 690 million of them affected by hunger. As the Covid19 pandemic and climate change have shown, food and nutrition security is affected and exacerbated by global crises. With the world focused on the Coronavirus pandemic, a hunger pandemic is threatening to follow.
As one of the largest donors in the field of food and nutrition security and rural development, Germany has invested over 1.5 billion Euros per annum over the past six years through its special initiative ONE WORLD no hunger.
In its broad approach to combating hunger, the initiative has worked with change agents, game changers, leaders and visionaries from the fields of politics, science, private sector and civil society in 16 African and Asian countries. The result: A broad alliance of people and organisations committed to SDG2 and a mobilisation of minds and ideas to tackle the challenges that matter most to rural communities – and the rural world.
As Germany presides over the European Union Council, the time is now to promote SDG2 and step up the momentum throughout Europe and the world.
Meet the people driving rural transformation and set the stage for the makers and minds transforming rural regions around the world to enter the dialogue with their political, civil society and private sector counterparts in the European Union; for coordinated action on prioritising food and nutrition security and to ensure the right partnerships for achieving SDG2.
More information at ONE WORLD no hunger website