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Food Security

Food security has been achieved when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their nutritional needs and satisfy their food preferences, so that they can lead a healthy and active life. Food is a human right for the individual. EWB-DK’s projects on food security ensures access to daily healthy food for the world’s poor and vulnerable, as well as income generation to financially support themselves and their families.

With a focus on food security, innovative solutions are developed to meet the challenges and needs that exist within a given community. The implementation of these solutions involves water and solar energy which also constitutes a large portion of EWB-DK’s projects within the food security concern. It is in this way that EWB-DK’s projects promote a close collaboration across the organizations thematic networks.


EWB-DK’s competencies and activity areas with food security:

  • Construction of necessary facilities, including e.g. ensuring access to water, fertilizer and other productive and sustainable solutions that increase the local productivity.
  • Quality Control
  • Training of the locals in improved agricultural practices, storage and maintenance of technical installations.
  • Education in health and nutrition
  • Harvest loss reduction
  • Establishment of sustainable cooling and storage for harvests
  • Securing income
  • Development and support of competitive markets for local producers
  • Optimisation of value chains from farm to market

Partners and Practice

EWB-DK works with professional partners, regional and local authorities, local communities and populations, and other NGOs. EWB-DK supports professional partners with technical assessment, capacity building, technical design, and education, as well as regular coordination, reporting and follow up visits.

EWB-DK supports the local partner with technical expertise where local knowledge is not sufficient and where the local partner can further develop their food production facilities, organisational capacity and secure an income for their communities.

Coordinator for the thematic network Food Security: Vakant

Contact EWB-DK’s secretariat:, if you wish to become a part of the thematic network for Food Security.



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UN: End Hunger

Access to adequate and nutritious food is a human right that every country has an obligation to ensure its citizens. Today, around 850 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. Read more 


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UN: Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production involves the efficient use of resources, and taking account of the ecosystems that are essential for a reduced impact and safe supply of hazardous chemicals. This not only means environmental benefits, but also social and economic benefits such as increased competitiveness, industrial development in the global market, increased employment, health and reduced poverty. Read more

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