Two-day online seminar on "What does it take to end hunger and how much will it cost?"

October 29, 2020 | 12:30 h - October 30, 2020 | 15:00 h

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to a two-day online seminar on

What does it take to end hunger and how much will it cost?

Dates: Thursday, October 29, from 12:30 PM CET via Zoom

Friday, October 30, from 1:30 PM CET via Zoom


Thursday, October 29 / Investment Costs and Policy Action Opportunities for Reaching a World Without Hunger (SDG 2)

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda was a promise to end hunger and malnutrition in all their forms. While global hunger, measured by the prevalence of undernourishment, had been on the decline, the absolute number of hungry people remained very high. In response, heads of states at the G7 Summit in Elmau in 2015 committed to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as part of a broader effort undertaken with partner countries to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This study reviews the food security situation and change therein in light of recent developments, including COVID-19. It also analyses to which extent G7 countries responded to the challenge and their commitment in terms of development assistance and outlines promising investment opportunities to meet the 2030 targets.

Related literature: The Research published by Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Investment Costs and Policy Action Opportunities for Reaching a World without Hunger (SDG 2), Bonn and Rome, Oct 2020.

Full report here:
Policy Brief in English:
Policy Brief in German:


Friday, October 30 / From Potentials to Reality: Transforming Africa’s Food Production

Africa has the potential to secure its supply of food for affordable and healthy diets from the sustainable use of its own resources, but significant investments and policies are needed to transform this potential into reality. This study highlights a number of priority areas for investments, cooperation and policies to increase the supply and distribution of food from African crop, livestock, agro-forestry and fisheries production.

Related literature: Research published by ZEF and AKADEMIYA2063 (2020): From Potentials to Reality - Transforming Africa’s Food Production, Bonn and Dakar. Oct. 2020.
Von den Potenzialen zur Realität: Wie die afrikanische Lebensmittelproduktion gesteigert werden kann 
(German version):


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(Please note that the seminar will be recorded.)