Resilient Structures for a World without Hunger

Mauretania Tunisia Benin, Burkina Faso,
Côte d‘Ivoire, Nigeria and Mali
Uganda Togo India Nigeria Ethiopia, Côte d‘Ivoire, Malawi,
Mali, Mozambique, Zambia,
Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria
Kenya Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe

This geographical map is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a statement on international borders or regions.

2020 posed particularly striking challenges for the global community in its fight against hunger and poverty. Estimates by the FAO stated that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic alone could cause an additional 83 to 132 million people to suffer from hunger. From the locust plague in East Africa to extreme weather phenomena and the aftermath of cyclone Idai particularly in Mozambique, a whole host of other catastrophes further affected rural areas. True to its purpose of developing sustainable food supply systems, “ONE WORLD – no Hunger” has been working with partner countries and their populations to strengthen resilience against all manner of crises ever since it launched. Its projects promote developing local and regional supply chains, resulting in greater independence from global supply chains. Introducing professional and diverse crop farming, key in many of the initiative’s projects, is also an instrumental contribution to raising resilience capacity in times of crisis. Thanks to the initiative’s flexibility in redirecting financial backing, programmes are extremely quick to react to the new circumstances caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. In 2020 alone, an additional 40 million euro from the German government went to GIZ programs to prevent and mitigate the impact of the pandemic. First steps included short-term measures for improving hygiene and securing food supply. Next, digital solutions were used in cases where it was no longer possible to get in direct contact with the target group or run planned training and sensitisation measures due to contact restrictions.