Wilma: In the Netherlands, we are focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. We have two pillars within SDG2 - Zero Hunger and sustainable production aimed at resilience. We agreed with Parliament on three results indicators by 2030 and on targets of 32 million people to be food secure by our support, 8 million smallholders with increased production and income, and 8 million hectares of sustainable, ecologically cultivated farmland.
We work mostly in Africa - the Sahel, the Horn and the Great Lakes - and also in the Middle East and North Africa. We see the role of women in agriculture and food systems as crucial, both as producers and consumers. In our policies and programmes, we look specifically at how to reach out to women.
Like all donors, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our programmes in our partner countries. The expected outputs of some programmes have been delayed but we assume targets can still be reached.
The COVID crisis and the situation in Ukraine clearly shows why reaching the SDG on improvement of food security is even more important than ever. We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide.