Sustainable Development Goal #2

Sustainable Development Goal #2
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #2 was created to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. Achieving food security involves the support of decision-makers in governments developing policies, legal processes, and programs that focus on food security and nutrition. In order to strengthen food security globally, the collaboration of the private sector and civil society organizations must be present.

The achievement of this goal will require better access to food and would promote sustainable agriculture. The importance of sustainable agriculture would improve productivity and net worth of small-scale farmers as it would provide equal access to land, technology, and markets. The growth of food production systems would further provide the growing capacity of agriculture in development countries.

The United Nations updated information about Sustainable Development Goal #2, addresses that, “the fight against hunger has seen some progress over the past few years globally. However, more than 790 million people still lack regular access to adequate food. If current trends continue, the zero-hunger target will be largely missed by 2030.” In order to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture we need to think about the actions of preparedness and response. Contributions to the capacity of governments and communities must be equipped with the knowledge of agricultural threats and emergencies that would save lives, promote recovery, and reduce the gap between food assistance dependency and social recovery.

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