In order to feed a growing population sustainably and reduce the ecological impact, there must be a transition to a fair and sustainable food system. The number of sustainable alternatives must increase; the impact of agriculture and livestock farming on the climate must be reduced; and, finally, agriculture must contribute to inclusive economic and social development.
Support from DOEN
DOEN supports pioneers working towards a fair and sustainable food system. These are sustainable entrepreneurs themselves or parties that protect our ecosystem and/or strengthen the sector. They are people in the Netherlands and East Africa who dare to take risks and inspire others. Initiatives in East Africa also focus on economic and social progress.
For example, these pioneers are concerned with:
- Green protein transition
- Short supply chains
- Preventing food waste
- Regenerative agriculture
- Innovative forms of organisation and business models
- Connecting networks and pioneers working on a future-proof food system that is in balance with nature and the living environment.
DOEN provides direct support to these pioneers in the form of grants, loans, guarantees or investments.