Brot für die Welt (BfdW)

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. One major focus of the work is securing the food supply. In times of climate change and increasingly scarce resources, the fight against hunger and lack of food is becoming increasingly important. Brot für die Welt supports the poor and rural population in achieving good yields with environmentally friendly methods. We are also committed to the promotion of education and health, access to water, strengthening democracy, respect for human rights, safeguarding peace and preserving natural resources. For bread stands as a symbol for more than food, bread stands for everything that man needs for life. An essential feature of the project is working closely with local, often church-run partner organizations. Together with them, Brot für die Welt looks for global solutions to the most urgent problems. Brot für die Welt helps people regardless of their ethnicity or religious affiliation. Those who benefit the most are the very poorest sections of the population. Brot für die Welt helps them to develop their potential so that they can free themselves from their state of poverty. In all projects, Brot für die Welt also ensures that women and men benefit equally from collaborative work.

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Projects

Local rather than global

Local rather than global

An increasing number of people in Togo's capital city are consuming cheap imported food. The OADEL organization promotes local products.

A project of Brot für die Welt

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HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL

HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL

Brazil is world champion in the use of pesticides. In the southern part of the country, a network of organic farms is supplying municipal schools and kindergartens with healthy food.

A project of Brot für die Welt

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Articles

Can this end world hunger?

Can this end world hunger?

By Stig Tanzmann

Time to dig deeper: We can only benefit from technical progress if we have a solid legal framework for everybody. But so far, none is in sight - in many countries. Instead, international corporations grow ever more powerful.

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‘The Green Revolution reaches its limits’

‘The Green Revolution reaches its limits’

Stig Tanzmann is a farmer and adviser on agricultural issues at ‘Bread for the World’. Jan Rübel interviewed him about his reservations about AGRA's strategy.

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The hype about urban gardening: farmers or hobby gardeners?

The hype about urban gardening: farmers or hobby gardeners?

By Stig Tanzmann

Urban gardening is becoming increasingly popular in northern metropoles. People who consider themselves part of a green movement are establishing productive gardens in the city, for example on rooftops or in vacant lots. In severely impoverished regions of the global South, urban agriculture is a component of the food strategy.

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Stig Tanzmann

Stig Tanzmann

Stig Tanzmann is a farmer and agricultural scientist and has been working as a consultant for agricultural issues at Brot für die Welt - Evangelical Developmental Service since 2010.

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