Enough safe food

A growing world population and an increase in food shortages worldwide has made food security one of the key challenges of our time. If we are to be able to supply a larger proportion of the world’s population with adequate, healthy food, food yields must be increased.

We are doing this, amongst others, by applying Dutch knowledge and expertise internationally. In addition, the sector is dedicated to ensuring a free international market, the prevention of barriers to trade and harmonised legislation and regulations. The Netherlands is also involved in a number of different food initiatives, such as the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP) and the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF), teaming up with other countries to pursue scientific research and innovation.