A world without hunger is possible, but can only be achieved if all segments of society work towards that end together: civil society, academia, religious communities and the private sector.
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By 2050, the world’s population will be around nine billion.
As the population continues to grow, more and more people—including in developing countries and emerging economies—will be able to afford more and better food. The demand for food is thus growing inexorably. Yet the land available is limited. Less and less cropland and pasture will be available per capita. Water, too, is becoming scarcer. Experts believe that by 2050, global food production will need to be increased by at least 60 per cent in order to feed everyone.
One thing is clear: Food and nutrition security for the world’s growing population can only be achieved by investing in sustainable agriculture in rural regions of developing countries and in emerging economies. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has made food and nutrition security, together with rural development, a priority area of its work. We have launched the special initiative One World—No Hunger because we are convinced that hunger can be eradicated.
The Key principles of the One World—No Hunger initiative are:
- Placing smallholder family farms at the center
- Fighting hunger and malnutrition
- Making rural areas attractive and sustainable
- Supporting more professional and more sustainable agriculture
- Adapting agriculture to the impacts of climate change
- Boosting innovation throughout the agricultural and food sectors
- Fostering fair and secure tenure rights and land use rights
- Preventing famine
- Realizing the human right to food
The main programs of this initiative are:
- Green Innovation Centers
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Soil Protection and Rehabilitation
Ultimately, whatever we do will only succeed if these activities are country-owned. This is why we align our approaches with the strategies and policies of our partner countries, and develop solutions together with them.