2 of 18 Global Goals

Overview

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment.

Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050. Investments in agriculture are crucial to increasing the capacity for agricultural productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to help alleviate the perils of hunger.

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Feeding a Hungry Planet
Start date: Feb 11, 2019

Feeding a Hungry Planet

Feeding a Hungry Planet

Start date: Feb 11, 2019
How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?
Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective
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Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective

Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective

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How do we produce more, better quality, and safer food while simultaneously achieving social and environmental goals?
The Best Start in Life
Start date: Sep 24, 2018

The Best Start in Life

The Best Start in Life

Start date: Sep 24, 2018
Children are our future – so how do we give them the best beginning for a happy and healthy life?