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Side Event 1: A world without hunger is possible | Event on the Anuga 2023

Side Event 1: A world without hunger is possible

from UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Or
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German with simultaneous translator
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Or
Wagramer Straße 5
1400 Wien
Congress Centre North, Konrad-Adenauer-Saal

The event

There are 8 billion people on the planet and 800 million of them are still affected by a shortage of food. This problem particularly applies to South and South East Asia, India and Africa, where almost every fourth person south of the Sahara suffers from hunger. Malnutrition is identified as being the biggest global health risk. It is a bigger risk than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis put together.

What options has the food industry at its disposal to address this challenge? What expectations do companies have towards politics and science, and what role can development organizations such as UNIDO play when it comes to raw material procurement or questions of on-site investment?

As part of a side event at Anuga, this special event organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will highlight the challenges facing hungry people, particularly in rural areas, and present possible solutions based on multilateral cooperation, policy coherence and functioning agricultural markets. Since the future will bring additional challenges with it - among other things due to the climate change - and double the amount of people than 50 years ago will have to be fed, a 60 percent increase in the production of food is necessary by 2050. A comprehensive and sustainable approach by the agricultural industry is thus indispensable to reach these goals.

Under Anuga's key topic "Sustainable Growth" the side event 1 "A world without hunger is possible" aims to stimulate discussion and encourage people to strive for sufficient global food security using innovative strategies.


The purpose of this side-event is to present analytical studies, showcase innovations, and policy options to address this global challenge of transforming towards a healthy, inclusive food system. Particular attention will be given to the role of private sector actors, and partnerships, as well as technology as enabler to end hunger globally.


Mr. Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer Kölnmesse

KEYNOTE SPEECH‘’A world without hunger is possible’’

Mr. Gerd Müller, Director General, UNIDO


Ms. Silvia Bender, State Secretary, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany

Mr. Mathias Mogge, Secretary General / CEO, Welthungerhilfe

Mr. Jan Kleibrink, Managing Director, Handelsblatt Research Institute

Mr. Martin Frick, Director, World Food Programme (WFP) Global Office Berlin

Ms. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA Sustainable Growing Africa's Food System

Ms. Saskia Nuijten, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at EIT Food

Digital Marketplace Yoma – Experience from the FieldMr. Johannes Wedenig, Senior Programming Manager, UNICEF

moderated by Ms. Christiane Stein



Managing Director

Handelsblatt Research Institute

Chief Brand and Communications Officer

European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food