Food and water security

Food and water security

(KB-35) Focus in this programme is on SDG2 “Zero Hunger”. Extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. About 821 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished. The aim is to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, by making sure that all people have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round. The dynamic context of depleting fresh water resources, land and soil degradation and climate change combined with a fast growing and urbanizing population will exacerbate the challenge of achieving SDG2. As most challenges in achieving Zero Hunger lie in low and middle income countries, this programme focusses on these regions. However, some of the research is dedicated to the Netherlands as a strong position on our home market increases our possibilities to achieve our mission.