Sustainable & inclusive entrepreneurship

Food security

Feeding the global population in a sustainable manner is one of our greatest challenges today. The expected global demand for food will double by 2050 because of combined effects of population growth, rising income and urbanisation. This requires us to rethink the way we produce our food and how we can increase supply, while minimising environment impact. 

The Netherlands aims to contribute to the global efforts in alleviating hunger and malnutrition, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

To future-proof the agri & food and horticulture sectors, the Dutch government promotes a shift to sustainable agriculture. Food production must be environmentally friendly and economically viable if we want to be able to meet the global demand for food today and in the future.

Knowledge sharing is a cornerstone of our approach, as we believe knowledge is key in promoting the adoption of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Food security can only be achieved through a strong partnership between governments, businesses, research institutions and citizens. The Netherlands is keen to support countries where food security is under pressure by co-creating solutions for local challenges.

The future of farming requires innovation and adopting a new approach. The Netherlands can play an important role here by providing knowledge and technology across the value chains, ranging from restoring healthy soil conditions, good agricultural practice, logistics, distribution, and consumer engagement.

Learn more about how the Netherlands works together with local and global partners through its international campaign Farming the Future.

Farming the Future