Creating resilient food systems – with replies from those affected by the crisis!
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Bread for the World
Time: Thursday, 19. January 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Languages: English, German
The 2022 SOFI report provides a dramatic picture: just under 828 million people worldwide are affected by hunger and around 2.3 billion people suffer from malnutrition. According to FAO forecasts for 2030, Goal 2: “Zero Hunger” of the SDG agenda will be clearly missed.
While the hunger crisis is nothing new, it worsened significantly during the coronavirus pandemic and has been given further momentum by the war in Ukraine. This is reflected by a sharp rise in food prices and increasing food poverty in the Global North as well. Climate change and biodiversity loss are set to exacerbate the existing problems in the years to come. The situation is also exacerbated by an ever-deepening crisis of multilateralism and a steady weakening of the human rights approach. The UN World Food Council (CFS), which is based on the right to food, but is not accorded a key role in resolving the crisis, is a case in point. Previous attempts to solve the crisis by governments or development cooperation have largely been in vain. At the same time, the need for a transformation of food systems is widely recognised.
What are the ways out those affected by the crises believe are open to them? Are their voices being heard and could the crises be overcome by bottom-up solutions? The panel consisting of experts from Africa, South America and Europe will try to provide answers to these and other questions and discuss them with the audience.