Population growth, urbanisation, dietary change, pressure on ecosystems and climate change are among the factors contributing to greater uncertainties about future food and nutrition security. Food and nutrition security is also increasingly considered as a global public good, and needs to be supported for the sake of security and stability for the global population.
An estimated 805 million people or 12 percent of the global population still suffer from chronic hunger, and 2 billion people around the globe face malnutrition due to insufficient or unbalanced diets. The Wageningen Zero Hunger programme focuses on innovative research for enhancing global food and nutrition security FNS). It aims to identify options, opportunities and strategies for improving nutrition and strengthening sustainable global and local food systems by developing science-based solutions, creating partnerships and delivering change.