Goal 2: Zero hunger

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

End Hunger, Achieve Food Security, Improve Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture.

The number of undernourished people has dropped by almost half in the past two decades due to rapid economic growth and increased agricultural productivity. As a result, many developing countries that once suffered from famine and hunger can now meet their population’s nutritional needs. Significant progress has been made in the eradication of extreme hunger, particularly across parts of Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Unfortunately, extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. As of 2017, an estimated 821 million people were considered chronically undernourished, often as a result of environmental degradation, drought and biodiversity loss. Over 90 million children under the age of five are dangerously underweight. Issues of food insecurity and severe undernourishment appear to be increasing in almost all regions of Africa, as well as parts of South America.

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, by ensuring all people – especially children – have sufficient and nutritious food all year-round. This involves promoting sustainable agriculture, equal access to land, supporting small-scale farmers, and both technology and market accessibility. Solutions in areas of agricultural productivity also require international cooperation to ensure investments in infrastructure and technology are equitable and evenly distributed.

Facts and figures

821 millionThe number of undernourished people reached 821 million in 2017.
63%In 2017 Asia accounted for nearly two thirds, 63 percent, of the world’s hungry.
22%Nearly 151 million children under five, 22 percent, were still stunted in 2017.
1 in 8More than 1 in 8 adults is obese.
1 in 31 in 3 women of reproductive age is anemic.
26%26 percent of workers are employed in agriculture.

Source: UN

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