About us

At a glance
Title FOODSECURE – An interdisciplinary research project to explore the future of global food and nutrition security
Instrument 7th framework program, Collaborative Project
Total Cost € 10.5 mln
EC Contribution € 8 mln
Run-time March 2012 – 2017
Research team 19 partners from 13 countries
Project Coordinator Hans van Meijl (LEI Wageningen UR)
Scientific Coordinator Joachim von Braun (ZEF, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn)

About the FOODSECURE logo
The heart of the logo presents a stylized version of a wheat ear in the shape of a shield, which symbolizes the need to protect vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition, particularly in times of protracted food crises. The shapes around the ear refer to the complexity of the policy environment for decision-making on global food security, to the three regions most affected (Africa, Asia and Latin America), as well as the three pillars in the project: understanding determinants, exploring futures, and giving guidance on policies that matter.

Project partners

Logo Full name Short Home base
HyperLink LEI Wageningen UR LEI-WUR Netherlands
HyperLink ZEF, Center for Development Research ZEF-UBO Germany
HyperLink International Food Policy Research Institute – Ifpri IFPRI United States
HyperLink Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique / AgroParisTech INRA France
HyperLink LICOS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven K.U. Leuven Belgium
HyperLink Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy Of Sciences CCAP China (People's Republic of)
HyperLink Institute of Agricultural Economics IAE Romania
HyperLink Fondation pour l‘Etude des Relations Internationales et du Developpement (Graduate Institute) IHEID Switzerland
HyperLink IIASA, Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse IIASA Austria
HyperLink JRC, Joint Research Centre - European Commission JRC Belgium
HyperLink PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL Netherlands
HyperLink Prospex Bvba Prospex Belgium
HyperLink Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra SAU Slovakia
HyperLink Universita degli Studi Roma Tre URoma3 Italy
HyperLink Fondation Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement Durable et les Relations Internationales IDDRI France
HyperLink Ethiopian Economics Association EEPRI Ethiopia
HyperLink Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria EMBRAPA Brazil
HyperLink Centre de Cooperation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement CIRAD France


FOODSECURE coordination team:
Thom Achterbosch, LEI Wageningen UR,
Hans van Meijl, LEI Wageningen UR
Petra Berkenbosch, LEI Wageningen UR
The Netherlands
e-mail: foodsecure@wur.nl
Phone: # 31 (70) 3358370

Scientific coordination:
Joachim von Braun, ZEF
Johan Swinnen, KU Leuven
Maximo Torero, IFPRI
Jean-Christophe Bureau, INRA/AgroParisTech

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290693