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A world without hunger - this is what the world community has set itself as a sustainable development goal (SDG-2). By 2030, there should be no more hunger, all people should be able to feed themselves sufficiently and balanced, and to ensure that future generations can feed themselves, agricultural systems should be set up in a sustainable manner. This target is acutely at risk. Since 2015, the number of starving people has even been rising again: conflicts, wars and environmental disasters caused by climate change are occurring with increasing frequency – which means no human right is violated more than the right to food. The Covid 19 pandemic and the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine have further exacerbated the situation.


Far in excess of 880 million people are suffering from hunger. More than one billion people also suffer from "hidden hunger": They are malnourished because their food lacks variety and is too low in vital nutrients. This means that a total of almost two billion people are not adequately nourished to lead a dignified, healthy and active life. People in rural areas are particularly affected - three-quarters of all undernourished and malnourished people live where there is a shortage of employment and income, and where poverty rates are highest. The main cause of hunger and malnourishment is not a lack of food. Rather, it is poverty that prevents people from acquiring sufficient and healthy food.


Therefore, a fast and fundamental transformation of agricultural and food systems - towards sustainable, climate-friendly and biodiversity-preserving cultivation and processing methods - is needed. This website brings different actors together who are working towards this goal. We provide a platform for civil society, policy makers, the private sector, and researchers to share their views, and for experts from around the world to discuss issues related to rural development and sustainable agriculture.


Since 2017, "Welt ohne Hunger" has been reporting on the question of how to achieve nutrition for the world population. With the publication of the core thematic strategy "Life without Hunger - Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems" and the new special initiative "Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems", this website is also going through a small transformation. Since May 2023, the website is published under "Food4Transformation" (F4T).