Ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 is a tough global challenge. Approximately 10 percent of the world population are estimated to be chronically undernourished and about 90 million children under the age of ve are dangerously underweight. Ful lment of the goal calls for action on various agendas from establishing sustainable food production systems and increased agricultural productivity to increased investment in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development, etc. Danish consulting engineering companies contribute to the ght against hunger by providing technical assistance and capacity building assistance to governments and local authorities.
PROJECT: TARGETING FOOD SECURITY IN KENYA
From 2012 to 2017, NIRAS implemented a major agricul- tural sector development programme in Kenya, aiming
at improving livelihood and food security in the rural areas, and at the same time contributing to the national economy. NIRAS provided technical assistance at national level and to Kenya’s 47 countries by analyzing market requirements of more than 100 key-value chains, and
subsequently recommending and initiating interventions targeting policy constraints as well as bottlenecks in production, processing and marketing. Very promising results were obtained by bringing key-stakeholders together in value-chain groups and by creating platforms for interactions between the farmers, their purchasers and distributors.
COMPANY: NIRAS A/S
SECONDARY GOALS: 1 & 8