A civil war lasting 13 years ended in 2005 but the people continue to face many challenges posed by disease, climate change and above all else hunger. The German NGO Welthungerhilfe wants to help people make more efficient use of agricultural land in northern Burundi.
Some 690 million people around the world are suffering malnutrition. Most of them live in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. The Federal Foreign Office has made 627 million euro available for food assistance in 2020, because without food security, there can be no peace or stability.