Global food security and nutrition
About 793 million people currently suffer from hunger and chronic malnutrition. The economic and financial crisis, the consequences of climate change, and the decrease in the amount of usable agricultural land worldwide will all exacerbate the situation.
The fight against hunger is one of the Federal Government’s top priorities. Investments in agriculture in less developed countries boost the local population’s purchasing power and constitute a vital contribution towards realising the human right to food. The BMEL provides annual funds of 8.3 million Euros for FAO projects on food security (FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations).
- GFFA – BTF Political synergies in nternational activities (PDF, 818 KB, not barrier-free)
- Empowering Agriculture for Global Food and Nutrition Security - The 15th anniversary of the Bilateral Trust Fund with FAO (PDF, 2 MB, not barrier-free)
- Understanding global food security and nutrition - Facts and backgrounds (PDF, 2 MB, not barrier-free)
- Policies against Hunger XII - Summary 2016 (PDF, 189 KB, not barrier-free)
- GFFA-Kommuniqué 2016 (PDF, 261 KB, not barrier-free)
- Understanding global food security and nutrition - In Focus: Balanced nutrition across the globe (PDF, 179 KB, not barrier-free)
- BMEL-Concept for Global Food Security and Nutrition (PDF, 1 MB, barrier-free)
- Conception du BMEL sur l'alimentation mondiale (PDF, 1 MB, barrier-free)
- Fighting hunger together: BMEL food security projects – the Bilateral Trust Fund with the FAO (PDF, 257 KB, not barrier-free)
- Equitable and Sustainable Access to Land, Fisheries and Forests - Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of these resources (PDF, 566 KB, not barrier-free)
- FAO: The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (PDF, 2 MB, not barrier-free)