Out of the over 1,900 events that will be taking place all over Europe during the ESDW 2019, 111 events currently address SDG 2: Zero Hunger. SDG 2 seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and imporved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Out of the over 1,900 events that will be taking place all over Europe during the ESDW 2019, 111 events currently address SDG 2: Zero Hunger. SDG 2 seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
- It is hoped that by 2030 hunger will be ended and access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round will be ensured.
- By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
- By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
- By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
Progress being made towards achieving SDG 2
- After a prolonged decline, world hunger appears to be on the rise again. Conflict, drought and disasters linked to climate change are among the key factors causing this reversal in progress.
- The proportion of undernourished people worldwide increased from 10.6 per cent in 2015 to 11.0 per cent in 2016. This translates to 815 million people worldwide in 2016, up from 777 million in 2015.
- In 2017, 151 million children under age 5 suffered from stunting (low height for their age), 51 million suffered from wasting (low weight for height), and 38 million were overweight.
To find out more about the ESDW Events dealing with SDG 2: Zero Hunger, please visit the Activities section on the ESDW website.