About Us

A world without hunger – a vision set by the international community as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By 2030, all people should be able to access ‘‘safe, nutritious, and sufficient food’’, as stated by the United Nations. This also means ensuring that future generations can feed themselves. However, this target is acutely at risk. No human right is violated more than the right to food: since 2015, the number of people confronted with hunger and food insecurity has been on the rise again. 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 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, Food4Transformation (F4T) (formerly Eine Welt ohne Hunger) has been tackling SDG 2 to achieve nutrition for the world population. This is part of the special initiative ‘‘ Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems’’. As such, our website provides a collaborative communication platform for actors across the agricultural landscape to share their views, including representatives from civil society, public policy, the private sector, and research. We provide a platform for the sharing of ideas and approaches for the Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems – through the lens of Gender, Digitalization, Innovation, Climate, Politics as well as Trade and Supply Chains.