We see the following challenges
By 2050, the world population will have increased to 9.8 billion people. Sufficient and responsible food will have to be available in order to feed all these people. There is however only a limited supply of agricultural land. In addition, diseases affecting food crops, limited product knowledge and inefficient processing lead to lower yields and even to food waste. Fresh water is scarce in many parts of the world. Climate change will also lead to extreme conditions which will have a major effect on food security. Distribution of food is another challenge. There is an obesity epidemic in western countries and malnutrition in developing countries. The lack of nutrients in the food is a key factor. A shortage of vitamins and nutrient components leads to impaired health and reduces well-being amongst large groups of people.
HZPC wishes to make a contribution to these challenges: