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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.

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Stefan Schmitz joined the Crop Trust as Executive Director in January 2020. He previously worked as Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the “One World – No Hunger” Initiative at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He also chaired the Steering Committee of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

Christine Scholl is Senior Advisor for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains at the conservation organisation WWF. She joined WWF Germany in 2018 as Manager Sustainable Business and Markets and then took over the role as Acting Director of the Sustainable Business and Markets Department. Since 2020, she works on sustainable and responsible supply chains, standards and certification systems in the Agriculture and Land Use Change Department. Previously, Christine Scholl worked at the think tank adelphi on responsible supply chains, the reduction of negative environmental and social impacts in the production and extraction of raw materials, and the impacts of climate change on the environment and economic sectors.

Dr. Emma Siliprandi is Lead Focal Point of FAO’s Scaling up Agroecology Initiative.

Dr Fergus Sinclair is Chief Scientist at the Centre for International Forestry Research – World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), which is part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He was the Project Team Leader of the World Food Security Committee (CFS) High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) report on agroecology.

Dirk Schattschneider heads the Directorate for Sustainable Supply Chains, Nutrition and Rural Development and Sustainability Standards at the BMZ. He is also the commissioner for the special initiative "ONE WORLD No Hunger". Previously, he was assigned to the Ministry’s regional office for Eastern Europe. He has also held positions at the Federal Ministry of Health and the Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Johanna Steinkühler is an expert on the transformation of agricultural products and works for the GIZ in the Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Togo.

Cyrus Samimi is Professor of Climatology at the University of Bayreuth, and is also Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) based there. His work focuses on climatology, vegetation geography, remote sensing and the effects of climate change.

David Sahay is a documentary filmmaker and journalist with a focus on China. After studying politics he attended the Zeitenspiegel-Reportageschule and worked for some of the most renown printed magazines and TV Channels in Germany.

Silke Stöber is a senior researcher at Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with many years of experience in academic research, consultancy and teaching, covering the areas of food security and climate change adaptation. Her research and training is driven by transdisciplinarity and co-research with smallholder farmers. She is experienced in communication and management of junior research teams and supervises up to three Master or Bachelor theses per year. She has specialised on mixed methods research methodologies and designs, including representative household surveys, historical weather analysis, randomised field experiments, inter-farm comparison trials and participatory co-research with smallholder farmer groups.

 

Dr. Ben Sekamatte is an independent consultant and an agricultural expert from Uganda who has a long-standing experience in the African cotton business. He advises Cotton made in Africa with valuable training inputs and thereby guarantees the fruitful implementation of new agri-business concepts within the Cotton made in Africa program - such as the bio-pesticides.

Anna Sophia Rainer has been Africa Advisor for the German Agribusiness Alliance, an initiative of leading associations and companies in the agricultural and food industries, since 2018. In this function she is seconded to the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft where she is responsible for all topics relating to agriculture and the food industry. Previously, she worked for the Afrika-Verein as a project officer for northern and western Africa. Ms. Rainer studied African Science in Leipzig, Naples and Dar Es Saalam and spent some time in Uganda and China during her studies.
 

M. Sahr Nouwah is a dedicated young Liberian with a servant-leadership skill and a hands-on and result-oriented gifts with a solid background in governance, community development, advocacy and empowerment. As a National Head of Projects for two Land rights projects supported by the European Union and the Germany Foreign Ministry for International development cooperation separately, Sahr uses a mix methodology including Multi-Actor Partnerships (MSPs) and social innovative approaches to effect change in the Land reform processes of Liberia using constructive dialogue and engagement.

Maria Schmidt studied Political Science, focussing on development cooperation and policy analysis in sub-Saharan Africa early in her Franco-German studies at the Sciences Po Bordeaux Institute and University of Stuttgart. This led her first to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation, then to the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Benin and, most recently, to the GIZ in Ghana. She has been working there for the ComCashew project since December 2015, and, within her advisory duties, is primarily involved with public partners in promoting the cashew value chain.

Marwa Shumo is an environment biotechnologist who obtained her undergraduate training at the University of Nizwa, Oman. Marwa is an expert on black soldier flies and their applications in livestock feed production and future food security.

World Food Programme, Maria Smentek

Maria Smentek is the communications officer in the Berlin office of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP Berlin's communications efforts focus on humanitarian crises, development programmes and innovations in the fight against hunger.

 

Iris Schöninger

Dr Iris Schöninger is Senior Advisor for development policy at Welthungerhilfe in Bonn. She is an expert in value chains and business-related projects in the context of food security.

Ralf Südhoff, Direktor des Berliner Büros des UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Since the beginning of 2008, Ralf Südhoff has been director in Berlin for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).