Founded in 1962 under the auspices of the FAO. We campaign against worldwide hunger and for sustainable food and nutrition security. This involves promoting site-appropriate farming, guaranteeing access to clean water, a modern, environment-friendly energy supply and improving healthcare and education.We work above all in rural regions.
Our vision is a world in which all people can exercise their right to lead a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free of hunger and poverty.
Our actions are guided by a belief in the equality of all people, the inviolability of their rights and their right to self-determination. People with whom we work are partners who strive to achieve social changes. We treat them with respect, a sense of solidarity and compassion.
Our activities aim to sustainably improve the lives of generations to come, in a healthy environment and a just society. We want to become superfluous. We therefore share the goal with many people who are committed to development cooperation that one day development cooperation will no longer be necessary and that people in these countries will be able to adequately help themselves.