Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Global food security

International research cooperation on global food security researches the numerous challenges to global food security with the objective of developing efficient solutions.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO 800 million people presently are hungry or malnourished. Approx. two billion people suffer from so-called hidden hunger, a deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Research within the framework of international cooperation can make a fundamental contribution to combatting hunger and malnutrition.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture the BLE manages international research cooperation on with regard to "global food security" as project initiator in various research measures.