End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Providing adequate food to the world calls for improving current agricultural practices which cause land degradation by extensive use of pesticides. Farming practices need to be improved and move towards ecological agriculture that promote local circular economies and ultimately reduce malnutrition in people.

Most Related SDGs

· SDG 1 · SDG8 · SDG 12

Facts and Figures

· 795 million people in the world do not have adequate food to lead a healthy life. That’s almost 10 times the size of Germany’s population (Source)

· 3.1 million children die from under nutrition each year (UNICEF, 2018)

· 1 in every 7 people go to bed hungry each night.

FAO estimates that roughly, 1.3 billion tonnes of food get wasted every year. This could feed 2 billion people.

Best Performing Countries in SDG2: No Hunger

No country is yet on tack to achieve the SDG2.

This goal is one of the most difficult ones to reach, because in one hand there is malnutrition, while on the other there is obesity. The quantity of food produced in the world is enough to feed everyone, but the problem lies in unequal distribution and wastage.

The map here shows the world distribution of population affected by hunger across the globe. Asia, and the developing countries have the highest number of hunger-stricken people.

Join in

· Parents can check this site out by clicking here and print lessons and interactive material to inculcate good food habits in their children from a young age.

· Shop from small and local enterprises and farmers markets, reduce meat consumption to prevent mass animal production.

· Growing a few herbs and vegetables in your own backyard or balcony can go a long way in helping the environment.

Book Recommendation

Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in a World of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman

The book explores why million in Africa starve and die of hunger and the role that western society and politics plays in maintaining this status quo, despite the abundance of food being produced.