Food Security & Poverty Alleviation
The Rockwool Foundation supports activities promoting alleviation of poverty and hunger through developing sustainable small scale farming & (agri)businesses, small farmer groups with good governance, as well as micro financial initiatives and thereby creates the foundation for economic growth.
Hunger and poverty are closely linked. Worldwide more than 900 million people are chronically undernourished. Due to hunger, individuals, families and communities never achieve their full potential. Alleviation of hunger is therefore one of the most important steps in development. Around three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. It is well acknowledged that growth in agriculture is on average at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth outside agriculture. Supporting projects and initiatives which develop sustainable smallholder agriculture in rural areas is therefore prioritised. Currently the Rockwool Foundation prioritises to support projects in Africa.