Special Initiative ONEWORLD No Hunger

Since 2014, actors from politics, private sector, science and civil society have been working together in more than 200 projects in 35 countries to achieve one goal. A world without hunger by 2030.

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ONE WORLD - 15 Green Centers

Innovation means the change of routine. Whether technical or social, innovations are manifold and above all require the exchange of knowledge. This is why Germany has established the Green Innovation Centres in 15 partner countries. In this extra section you will find success stories, work examples and project reports.

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Innovations for a world without hunger

A new fund currently seeks innovations in the agri-food sector. Learn more about funding opportunities and success stories.

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How to feed the world

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With the special initiative "One World Without Hunger" (SEWOH), the German government has set an example. Dirk Schattschneider, Commissioner for the Special Initiative at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on achievements to date, lessons learned and the future of SEWOH.

With its special initiative for “ONE WORLD – no Hunger”, the German federal government issued a clear statement of intention. Soon commonly known as “SEWOH”, the initiative provided the opportunity to react flexibly within budgeting regulations and make an extensive contribution to fulfilling SDG 2. The political calendar provided various occasions to engage the international community through Germany’s G7 and G20 presidencies. The fact that the number of people suffering from hunger has increased since then does not undermine SEWOH’s efforts. Instead, it underpins the call to further intensify efforts on the national, European and global levels. The calendar still offers good vantage points. Great expectations rest on the United Nations Food Systems Summit, and in 2022 Germany will again take over the G7 presidency.

In order to make rural areas fit for the future and to sustainably improve the nutrition of many people, innovative approaches and solutions are needed. That is why SEWOH has created Green Innovation Centers, thereby providing important impetus for progress and innovation.

Perspectives must be created and existing potentials in the agricultural and food sector must be intensified so that people have the courage to pursue their future in rural areas. In its projects, the SEWOH promotes a comprehensive approach that focuses in particular on the needs of young people.

Unresolved land ownership and rights of utilisation contribute to hunger and poverty and lead to conflicts over land, especially in Africa. The SEWOH therefore promotes various approaches to eliminate conflicts over land and to ensure responsible and sustainable agricultural land use.

Politics

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A Contribution by GIZ

Since early February 2022, two of the biggest grain and oilseed exporters have been at war. An overview, which countries are affected most severely by the destabilized grain markets, and what comes next.

An Interview with Dirk Meyer (BMZ)

Development cooperation needs to place good governance and a sustainable agri-food systems transformation at its center: After the first 100 days in office have passed, Dirk Meyer from the German Development Ministry (BMZ) spells out the goals, guidelines and priorities of the Ministry’s new lead.

An Interview with Kah Walla

A conversation with the activist and entrepreneur Kah Walla about what needs to change for young people in rural Africa.

A Multimedia-Toolbox by GIZ

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible investments in the agri-food sector of emerging countries.

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Gender

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A contribution by Dr. Karin Gaesing and Prof. Dr. Frank Bliss (INEF)

Especially in densely populated areas, land pressure leads to overexploitation of available land and a lack of conservation measures. The West African country of Benin, with heavily depleted soils in many places, is no exception.

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Women make the difference. Their potential for advancing rural development is enormous - and yet often remains untapped. We want to change that. Meet seven women who are changing their villages, provinces and countries - real "game changers".

When social shocks and disasters occur, school meals provide a strong incentive for families to keep sending their girls to school. © WFP/Nyani Quarmyne

A contribution by Carmen Burbano de Lara (WFP)

Besides the well known impacts of Covid19 lockdowns for the adult population, the associated school closures led to 90 percent of the world’s children with no access to schools. However, school meals are in often the only daily meal for children. Without access to this safety net, issues like hunger, poverty and malnutrition are exacerbated for hundreds of millions of children.

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Somalia / Mogadischu, Juli 2011: diese Frau floh mit ihren Kindern aus dem 250 Kilometer entfernten Baidoa in das IDP-Camp Al-Hidaaya. © Christoph Püschner/Zeitenspiegel

A contribution by Lisa Hücking (WHH)

Chancellor Merkel has begun an ambitious European political programme: Striving for compromise in budget negotiations, an orderly Brexit as well as an appropriate response to the corona crisis. Unfortunately, one of her positions that she previously held is nowhere to be found: Africa's prosperity is in the interest of Europe. 

Food Systems

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An Interview with Shakuntala Thilsted

A conversation with aquatic researcher Shakuntala Thilsted on the long-neglected nutrition benefits of aquatic diets and the empowering qualities of a sustainable aqua-food systems transformation.

An infographic by ONEWORLD no Hunger

Rising food and gas prices, physical destruction and supply chain disruptions: Why the Black Sea region matters and how the war in Ukraine affects global food security.

A Contribution by GIZ

How nutrition trainer Edwige helps cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire to prepare for a healthier future.

A Video Series by Agribusiness TV and GIZ

Share in the taste of African Nutrition – Try it at home! The mini-series showcases traditional, nutritious dishes across the African continent.

Digitalization & Innovation

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Teaserimage Finals Innovation Challenge

An event organised by GIZ on behalf of BMZ

In May 2022, the virtual award ceremony and discussion panel in the context of the Innovation Challenge “Advisory for Agroecology” will focus on how to close the gap between science and practice. The event will be open to the public.

A Contribution by Lennart Woltering (CGIAR)

In context of the 15th CGIAR System Council Meeting, Lennart Woltering shares his assessment of the ongoing One CGIAR reform process.

A Contribution by GIZ

At the ICTforAg conference in March 2022, the digital agriculture community exchanged on the challenges and opportunities associated with the next green revolution.

An Initiative by GIZ Fond i4Ag

In March 2022, the virtual conference ICTforAg summons leading actors in the agrartechnology and food sector from low- and middle-income countries to exchange ideas advancing resilience, nutrition and agriculture-led growth.

Climate

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A Contribution by GIZ

Indian farmers restore precious soil material combining traditional with innovative approaches. A case example how governance, agriculture and development cooperation can work together to combat climate change.

A Contribution by the TMG Think Tank for Sustainability

Fuelled by climate change, desert locust plagues become increasingly frequent. A plaidoyer for a paradigm shift on handling transboundary crises.

An Interview with Martin Frick (WFP)

The climate crisis fuels world hunger. What needs to change in the global fight against hunger, and which role plays humanitarian aid in international development cooperation?

A Contribution by Michael Kühn (WHH)

Climate change already affects the daily lives of people in the Global South. What are the challenges they face and what do these imply for negotiations at the climate conference in Glasgow?

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Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
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