The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in 2015, set goals to achieve a sustainable and fair future for people around the world by the year 2030. Since 2016, the State of São Paulo government has been working to institutionalize the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Scientific research on these themes makes an important contribution to achieving the goals. As a state sponsoring agency, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is in line with official initiatives in progress and, over time, has offered financial support for scientific, technological and innovation research in this context.
FAPESP Initiatives and Programs for the 2030 Agenda:
Launched in 2013, the Food Research Center (FoRC) is the first Brazilian multidisciplinary research center focused on Food Science and Nutrition. Hosted by the University of São Paulo, the FoRC is one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
NPOP - Fish for Health, developed under the Science for Development program, headquartered at USP's Oceanographic Institute, seeks to improve the nutritional quality of fish grown for human consumption.