Food security policy contributes to achieving the targets of SDG 2: end malnutrition and undernourishment, double the productivity and incomes of small-scale farmers and ensure sustainable food production systems. This is a matter of great urgency, because world hunger has increased in the past several years.
The Netherlands has decided how it can realistically contribute to SDG 2, identifying three long-term goals to be achieved by 2030. These are as follows:
end malnutrition for 32 million people, particularly children;
double the productivity and income of 8 million small-scale food producers;
achieve ecologically sustainable use of 8 million hectares of farmland.
Apart from activities directly targeting these goals, we are also working to better ensure preconditions for food security. These include knowledge and capacity, land-use rights and the position of women, in cohesion with other sectors and themes. This report highlights a number of the results we have achieved in these areas as well.