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 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a multi-stakeholder coalition with the aim of ending malnutrition in all its forms and ensuring better, healthier nutrition for all people worldwide. Since 2010, SUN has been bringing together actors from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and research.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works for better lives through livestock in developing countries. ILRI is co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia and has 14 offices across Asia and Africa. The institute is a CGIAR research centre, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By prioritizing key technologies for the future and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future.
The non-governmental organisation UN Women is a body of the United Nations (UN). UN Women Germany is the national committee in Germany and thus one of twelve committees worldwide. UN Women Germany is committed to gender equality, women's rights, ending violence against women and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.
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.
Since 1975, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. The CGIAR research center currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The work of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) focuses on combating poverty and hunger and on promoting healthy people in a healthy environment. The BMZ sees itself as a transformation ministry that promotes the worldwide transformation towards a sustainable, climate- and nature-compatible economy and at the same time strengthens peace, freedom and human rights.
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.