Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment. Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded

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In short

  • We need to end hunger, ensure food for everyone and stimulate sustainable farming.
  • We can achieve this by growing sustainable crops.
Zero hunger

Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.

Sufficient nutritious food

By 2030, hunger must be ended, and access must be ensured for all people to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round. Additionally, a lot needs to happen regarding food safety. Global Goal 2 focusses on ending all forms of malnutrition, specifically paying attention to adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

Food production

In 2050 the world population will have increased to nearly 10 billion people. That’s why Global Goal 2 also focusses on food production. In, 2030 sustainable food production systems must be available to increase production, while helping to maintain ecosystems. Additionally, the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, farmers and indigenous peoples must be doubled.To achieve this,we must make sure, among other things, that there is equal and fair access to land and financial markets.

 

In short:

  • reform agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • generate a decent income for everyone;
  • protect rural development;
  • protect the environment;
  • reduce drought and floods.