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How are we measuring the impact of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger?

Updated: Mar 20

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2:  Zero Hunger as a global metric to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people have sufficient and nutritious food all year.  As of 2017, the following were the statistics globally:

 

·       821 million people undernourished globally

·       Over 90 million children are underweight

·       63% of undernourished people live in Asia

 

To address these statistics the United Nations brought member countries together and the following 2030 targets were agreed to:

 

·       End all forms of malnutrition

·       Double the agricultural productivity and income of scall-scale farmers

·       Ensure sustainable food production systems and resilient agriculture is in place

·       Ensure the genetic diversity of seeds, plants and animals and everyone has access

·       Increase investments in agricultural extension services to support increased production

·       Correct and present trade restrictions

·       Limit extreme volatility to food prices

 

I have been implementing global development programs for the past 25+ years.  I have seen first-hand extreme poverty.  Global development programs need to ensure that the programs are addressing the root causes of the extreme hunger and not just symptoms.  Root causes are based on people’s access to knowledge, finance, equipment, and markets to name a few.  We cannot conquer the hunger issue globally if root causes are not addressed.

 

How does your organization contribute to SDG2:  No Hunger by 2030?



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