SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and better nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
The time has come to think about how we grow, trade and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate an adequate income, while supporting human-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on and increasing the risk of disasters like droughts and floods. Many people in rural areas can no longer live off their land and are forced to move to cities. Poor food security also results in millions of children being stunted or too small for their age due to severe malnutrition.
To feed the 815 million people suffering from hunger today and the additional two billion people expected to be malnourished by 2050, a profound transformation of the global food and agriculture system is needed. Investment in agriculture is critical to increasing capacity for agricultural productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to alleviate the threats of hunger.
Did you know?
Millions more people go hungry.
In 2017, 821 million were malnourished, up from 784 million in 2015.
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