Local and international, small and large, private and state-run - a variety of different organizations and companies is committed to a world without hunger. Civil society, science, research and business are part of this. Here they introduce themselves, their work and their research interests.


The Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA) has stood for over 60 years for the comprehensive education and training of farmers in Germany. It strengthens their ability to take responsibility for themselves, their business and the community.

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible.

As the world's largest private foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works to fight injustice. The foundation  focuses primarily on promoting the health of children and young people. The largest supported project is the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

The Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) is the central association of agricultural producers, processors and traders of organic food in Germany. The organic food industry is a particularly sustainable economic form and enjoys broad social support. The aim of the BÖLW is to ensure that the ecological, economic and social achievements of the organic food industry are adequately perceived in politics and society.

Brot für die Welt

Brot für die Welt is a globally active developmental organization of the German Protestant Regional and Free Churches and their deaconry. In more than 90 countries, Brot für die Welt helps poor and marginalized people to independently improve their lives.

Brot für die Welt

The Center for Developmental Research is an international and transdisciplinary research institute of the University of Bonn. 


Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) that helps African smallholder cotton farmers in Africa to improve their living conditions.


GIZ is a globally active provider of international cooperation for sustainable development. It has more than 50 years of experience in a wide range of fields.

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik

The Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (German Institute for Development Policy) is one of the world's leading research institutes and think tanks on questions of global development and international development policy.

DGRV - German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation is the cross-sector umbrella federation and auditing association of the cooperative sector in Germany. The DGRV coordinates the cooperative work and represents the common interests of cooperatives in Germany and Europe.

Die Dreyer Stiftung implements development projects in the southwest of  Burkina Faso. It closely cooperates with the local people in the areas of agriculture, environment, edcuation and research.


DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV), the German Adult Education Association. DVV International has committed itself to supporting lifelong learning for more than 45 years.

The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) represents around 20 million farmers in East and Central Africa. As a non-political and non-profit organisation, the Federation is democtratically organized.


A world without hunger is possible. With the 'One World, No Hunger' initiative launched in 2014, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has given a new level of priority to this goal. Currently led by Federal Minister Svenja Schulze (German social-democratic party, SPD), the BMZ employs around 1,230 staff at its two offices in Bonn and Berlin. Some of its staff also works for German development policy at German foreign missions or international organisations around the world.

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) was launched in 2010 by the G20, in response to the 2008-09 food price crisis, to increase both public and private investments in agriculture.

The German Agribusiness Alliance is a joint initiative of leading associations and companies in the German agricultural and food sector. It serves as a platform for cooperating with select partner countries in the agricultural sector.


The German-African Business Association supports German businesses with their involvement on the African continent. It looks back on 80 years of experience as a foreign trade association and today represents over 500 German companies and institutions with a business interest in Africa.


IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH is a German agricultural-based consulting company based in Leipzig. IAK has 35 years of expierence in international cooperation IAK working both for public donor organisations and for private enterprises in Germany and abroad.

The Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), which was founded in 1990, is an institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen (Faculty of Social Sciences) with a strong focus on policy-related and policy-relevant research.


The KfW [Credit Institute for Reconstruction] is one of the leading development banks in the world. On behalf of the Federal Government, the KfW development department finances developmental projects worldwide.


For the past 35 years the Menschen für Menschen Foundation has been providing aid for self-development in the rural areas of Ethiopia. Menschen für Menschen currently implements the projects in 12 regions


Misereor is the Catholic charity for developmental cooperation. Together with local partners, Misereor supports people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 


Munich Re has been handling global risks since 1880. Munich Re concerns itself with the great challenges facing the world today – population growth, globalisation, diminishing resources, environmental pollution, climate change.

Brot für die Welt

ONE is a lobbying and campaigning organization which combats extreme poverty and preventable diseases, especially in Africa. In dialog with the public and political decision-makers, ONE is committed to smart and effective policies and programs.

Oxfam is an international relief and development organization, which helps women and men in poor countries to build a better future for themselves. In crises and disasters, Oxfam saves lives and helps to rebuild livelihoods.

PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making.


Save the Children is the largest independent non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights. In over 120 countries it works to ensure that all children can live safe, free, healthy and self-determined.


The Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (Center for Rural Development) is an institution of the Humboldt University of Berlin. It has four areas of work: study, training, research and consulting.

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy. Our services are orientated primarily towards the German government and Bundestag, as well as relevant international organisations such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.


The Töpfer Müller Gaßner GmbH (TMG) as a "Think Tank for Sustainability" supports the implementation of sustainable development targets and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Since 2018 the non-profit organisation UFULU provides women and girls in Malawi with menstrual cups – a sanitary product that is reusable, safe, eco-friendly and hygienic. They aim to improve womens mestruation health and give them the power to live freely.

World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, supporting around 80 million people in more than 80 countries each year with food, money and vouchers.


Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany and is committed to a secure diet, the development of agriculture and the conservation of resources.

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. Our more than 1,000 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources.



World Vision Germany is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.


The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) is one of the largest and most experienced nature conservation organizations in the world and active in more than 100 countries. Around the world, around five million are supporting the WWF.