One Goal - Many Voices. Writing with 2030 in mind, representatives of civil society organizations, experts from science and research, business partners and individuals who are particularly committed to the issue are active in the fight against hunger. The exchange of ideas regarding the magazine's main focus is on the diversity of the participants.


Dr David Laborde Debucquet joined the International Food Policy Research Institue (IFPRI) in Washington DC in 2007 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Department and Theme Leader for Macroeconomics and Trade. He conducts research on globalisation, international trade, measurement and modelling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalisation, and environmental issues (climate change, biofuels).

Dr Elena Lazutkaitė is an animal scientist and interdisciplinary researcher focusing on food and agriculture, transboundary pests and resilience, and environmental sustainability.

Dr Lawrence Haddad is GAIN’s Executive Director since 2016. Today, Lawrence chairs Action Track 1 of the United Nations Food Systems Summit and is the co-convener of the Standing Together for Nutrition. Prior to GAIN, Lawrence was lead author of the Global Nutrition Report, Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at IFPRI. He is the winner of the 2018 World Food Prize Foundation award together with David Nabarro. Click here for more.

Sofi Lundin is a freelance journalist and photographer. She is an expert in the development and humanitarian field with vast experiences in conflict and post conflict environments.  

Jann Lay is head of the research focus "Growth and Development" at the GIGA Leipniz Institute for Global and Regional Studies in Hamburg. As an adjunct professor, he teaches development economics at the University of Göttingen. In his research he examines various aspects of economic development in the Global South with a focus on Africa.

Mark Leclair is a Communication for Development expert with 12 years of professional experience in program development, design and evaluation;  project management and coordination. He has worked in East, Southern, and West Africa with Farm Radio International, providing support for the development of participatory communication programs aimed at increasing food security and health outcomes for listening audiences. Mark has a Masters in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) as well as an undergraduate degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa.

Ms. Burbano de Lara is WFP’s world expert in school feeding and a member of the Technical Committee for School Feeding of the Partnership for Child Development at the Imperial College in London. In this capacity, she has advised the governments of China, Colombia and Kenya, Ghana, among others, often in partnership with the World Bank. During her 14 years of experience with WFP, Carmen Burbano de Lara has specialized in supporting governments to strengthen their national social protection and safety net policies and programmes and to tackle malnutrition and food insecurity.

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Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg ist ein deutscher Agrarwissenschaftler und Landwirt.

Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg is a German agricultural scientist and farmer. He is known as a critic of industrial agriculture. As chairman of the BÖLW (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft) he helps to promote the development of the organic food industry and to create sustainable framework conditions. He converted the Habitzheim estate, which has been owned by the family for 500 years, to organic.

(c) Sebastian Lesch / BMZ

Since mid 2018 Sebastian Lesch has been head of the Agriculture Department of the BMZ, which is responsible for a wide range of topics from agricultural trade and global agricultural supply chains such as soya, palm oil, cocoa or coffee, for the Common European Agricultural Policy to concrete innovation in our project work with a wide range of partners worldwide. The unit includes the flagship project of the "Green Innovation Centres" as well as international agricultural research and agrobiodiversity. Prior to this, Mr Lesch was Head of German-Egyptian Development Cooperation in Cairo for four years, from 2010 to 2014 he was Press Officer of the BMZ and before that Country Director for Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. He studied contemporary history, international politics and international law, is married and has three sons.


Festveranstaltung mit Podiumsdikussion zur AGRA Tagung im BMZ Berlin mit Dr. Stefan Liebing

Dr. Stefan Liebing is chairman of the Africa Association of German Business. He is the owner and managing director of Conjuncta GmbH in various management functions in the energy industry, most recently at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.

Porträt Dr. Marlis Lindecke, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Dr Marlis Lindecke heads GIZ’s Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF) Programme, based in Bonn. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), she and her team manage the support to the international agricultural research centres of the global research partnership for a food-secure future (CGIAR), the World Vegetable Center (formerly AVRDC) and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).