Zero Chance For Zero Hunger?

Zero Chance for Zero Hunger?
Food and nutrition security in a desperate climate

Worldwide, up to 811 million people suffer from hunger, and every 13 seconds a child dies as a result. The reason for these alarming figures is primarily the impact of wars and conflicts, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. On the occasion of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin and Action Against Hunger together with Save the Children, Welthungerhilfe and Global Citizen invite you to a special screening of the documentary film "The Ants and the Grasshopper" (online available between 10 - 19 December) about the consequences of the climate crisis on the food situation in Malawi and a high-profile panel discussion on 16 December. 


"If you want someone to change you go to their doorstep with your problem."
Anita Chitaya, Protagonist of The Ants and the Grasshopper

Raj Patel, Zak Piper
MW | 2021 | 76 min | English


Anita Chitaya is a fighter: she can get men to stand up for equality and knows how to grow food even on dead soil. But to fight hunger in her native Malawi and secure people's livelihoods, she faces her biggest challenge: convincing the USA that climate change is real. On her journey from Malawi to California to the White House, she experiences racial and gender inequality firsthand, meets climate skeptics and desperate farmers.



The "Nutrition for Growth" summit in Tokyo is an important momentum to further develop the global goals to combat hunger. Here, the course will be set for combating hunger and malnutrition more effectively, sustainably and also with greater foresight. But what specific changes and measures are needed to realize this goal? How must the newly elected German government act, and what commitments on its part are needed to ensure that Germany can contribute its part to a world without hunger?

On the occasion of the N4G Summit, Aktion gegen den Hunger, in cooperation with Save the Children, Welthungerhilfe and Global Citizen, invites you to a panel discussion.

When: 16 December, 6 pm (CET) 
Where: Live on YouTube



Protagonist of the Film and Executive Director of Soils Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) Organisation, Malawi

Esther Lupafya is the Executive Director of the Soils Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) Organisation which is a non-profit organization in Malawi working to support smallholder farmers to build healthy, equitable, and resilient communities. Additionally, she has over three decades of experience as a nurse and in maternal and child health and is one of the protagonists of Raj Patel’s documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper.

Christoph Hoffmann - Deputy Chair, Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, FDP

Since 2017, Christoph Hoffmann is a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag). He is the development policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group and also a member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development. He is also a deputy member of the Committee for Food and Agriculture.

Deborah Düring - Spokesperson on Development Policy, The Greens

Deborah Düring is a newly elected member of the German parliament (Bundestag) and has been spokesperson for the Green Youth of Hesse since 2019. In her studies, the Green politician dealt with feminist security and foreign policy and environmental conflicts, among other topics. She is currently writing her master's thesis that focuses on nature conservation and human rights in German development cooperation.

Mike Nkhombo Khunga - SUN Youth Leader for Nutrition, Malawi

Mike Nkhombo Khunga is a nutritionist professional with 4 years’ experience working with civil society, the private sector, and government to address high levels of stunting in Malawi. Mike is a part of the Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance (CSONA), where he focuses on nutrition budget analysis to assess the nutrition financing gap. He also trains local media to develop programmes that will increase community awareness of nutrition.

Christine Mhundwa - Journalist for Deutsche Welle (Moderator)

Christine Mhundwa is a journalist at Deutsche Welle. She first worked in journalism in Johannesburg where she reported on the stock market and economy in South Africa. In this time, she interviewed senior politicians and company executives. Her reporting for CNBC Africa landed her a first recognition – the ‘Best Newcomer’ prize at the Vodacom Journalism Awards. Events she has moderated have featured NGOs, civil society organizations, politicians, lawmakers in Europe and Africa, African Union and European Union Commissioners, activists, and business leaders.

16. DECEMBER 2021