The goal of the Food Security Fund is to contribute to global food security. It is well established that demand for food will increase substantially in the next few decades. Opinions differ on how this demand could best be met. The Food Security Fund supports research that collects objective data that can contribute to this discussion.
Why the Food Security Fund?
Our world is changing. The world population is growing fast and prosperity is increasing in many regions. Around the world, land use for food production is reaching its limits. The climate is visibly changing while fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer. Meanwhile, people attach more importance to healthy, safe and sufficient food.
The impact of your gift
The demand for high-quality protein, such as dairy and meat, will increase significantly and may in fact double by 2050. Opinions differ on how this demand could best be met. There are two main directions that are very distinct: (1) sustainable intensification that relies on high technology input, with high productivity and resource efficiency on the one hand, and (2) organic and other types of low-input farming on the other. Both directions claim to be able to feed the world and realize maximum sustainability. Thanks to your gift the fund will be able to invest in a research programme, executed by Wageningen UR, that collects objective data that can contribute to this discussion.