Food is a crucial element in each individual’s ability to grow, develop and mature. From a conscious awareness of its ‘roots’, the Anton Jurgens Fonds has chosen Food Security as its international thematic focus. We work from the view that, by obtaining nutritious food on a regular basis, people can lead a healthy and active life and can create the basic necessary conditions for their physical, mental and economic development.
AJF defines the theme of Food Security based on 3 essentials: (source: FAO en WHO)
Some sub themes have clear common ground with the theme of Food Security. So we also support project initiatives that create impact in the areas of:
The Anton Jurgens Fonds defines ‘social impact’ as follows:
Sustainable, positive social development that in the (semi-)long term contributes measurably to capacity, food security, personal development and autonomy.
Together with its partners, AJF is continually seeking to strike a healthy balance between (impact) objectives, output and reality. We view the business of monitoring results, achieving impact and making clear reports on these endeavours as a shared challenge and responsibility.
Many social challenges require a holistic, multi-stakeholder approach and commitment for the (medium) long term. In order to make the road to sustainable impact clear and apparent in the meantime, AJF uses predefined output and outcome indicators. They are identified for all portfolio-initiatives and form the ‘milestones’, as it were, of long-term impact: