Programmes Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Email Linkedin Food security Innovative approaches are needed if we want to feed the world, now and in the future. At the Food Security Programme of Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) we rethink and redesign our food system. The future demands circular closed-loop systems and greater resource efficiencies. Innovations should be developed from an understanding of the total system. We apply this vision and top-of-the-notch science and business insights to offer you real life solutions. Green Climate Solutions The strategic programme ‘Green Climate Solutions’ uses scientific knowledge to create green solutions that contribute to resilient and climate-proof areas and companies. Green Climate Solutions are solutions that use nature as an ally in the battle against the effects of climate change. Our researchers work on Green Climate Solutions by finding answers to problems related to water security, fresh water availability and nature and agriculture by considering them as a whole. They also support companies with the transition to climate neutral business operations. By doing this, they contribute to a society that is resilient enough to meet both natural and socio-economic challenges. Green Economic Growth Green economic growth is an Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) strategy that targets on green business models. We would like to stimulate economic growth in rural and urban areas to ensure poverty eradication and quality of life for all, without overexploitation of the natural (non-renewable) resources of soil, water, biodiversity, energy and cultural capital. Our projects target on increasing profit, creating jobs, defining products and providing food supply security. Green Cities What is a Green City for you? For Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), Green goes beyond vegetation and represents the connection between urban systems and a tool for creating an adaptive city that meets all the requirements of its inhabitants. We work together in partnerships with the public and private sectors in projects that aim at a sustainable urban environment.