About the campaign to Feed the World

The Feed the World campaign is the University of Hertfordshire's response to the fact that two billion people worldwide are malnourished. The inevitable social inequality that this totally unnecessary situation causes is one reason that we see migration and civil unrest.

The University believes so much in this initiative that we will invest £10m of our own financial resources to match what is raised during the campaign.

Mr Gordon Morrison BEM, Campaign Board Chair

Ground-breaking research to improve food security

Tests in a research labThe Feed the World Campaign brings together some of the brightest minds and leading innovators to pioneer new ‘on the ground’ solutions to help alleviate hunger for millions of people.

Over the next ten years, the Feed the World Campaign aims to invest £20m in ground-breaking research to improve food security in the UK and developing nations.

Working with world-leading researchers from the University of Hertfordshire and its global partners, the campaign will target core issues including:

  • crop protection.
  • land ownership.
  • market access.

The University will invest £10m to support the Feed the World Campaign goals but we need to raise a further £10m to extend the depth of the research and broaden its reach across South Asia and Africa.

This is where you or your organisation can help.

Campaign focus

ChildrenThere is no simple solution to hunger and malnutrition. It takes investment, partnership, commitment and time.

Sustained change requires a combined effort from partners like ourselves and governments at the highest level, and with the help of donations we can provide the research to make it happen.

Over ten years, the Feed the World campaign will foster pro-active cross-disciplinary collaborations between industry, policy-makers, the professions and communities to deliver meaningful measurable change through knowledge, technology and infrastructure, in the communities that need it most.

Leading experts in international law, business, agritech and environmental science, will work to deliver solutions. They will work with NGOs on the ground and the University’s partner network to drive new thinking.

The Feed the World campaign has called for research proposals that meet defined criteria. Proposals that will provide innovative solutions that meet criteria will be funded and developed across the network.

Research has already started in the areas of:

  • management of nematodes.
  • water protection.
  • smallholder support.
  • early warning systems for crop disease.

Read the Campaign's Case for Support (PDF - 0.25 Mb)

Make it happen

Your support can make all the difference. With a donation to the Feed the World campaign you will fund ground-breaking research and help improve food security across the World.