4 ways countries are successfully fighting hunger. This is part of a series on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
This article focuses on goal 2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Problems can be complicated, but solutions must be simple if they are going to be embraced, implemented and solved. No goal is more complicated, than the goal of sustainable development. This is reflected in the United Nations’ SDGs, with its 17 goals and their 169 related targets. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. How can the development goals be achieved? This weekend in New York, the United Nations will agree a new roadmap for humanity’s development.
The fact that a consensus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been agreed in the first place is in itself impressive; that they are so long on ambition and comprehensiveness is even more so. But are they achievable? SDG Report. World Food Summit. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This year´s annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report takes stock of progress made towards achieving the internationally established Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) and World Food Summit hunger targets and reflects on what needs to be done, as we transition to the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The report reviews progress made since 1990 for every country and region as well as for the world as a whole. Progress towards the MDG 1 target, however, is assessed not only by measuring undernourishment, or hunger, but also by a second indicator – the prevalence of underweight children under five yearsof age. Progress for the two indicators across regions and over time, is compared, providing insights into the complexity of food security. Overall progress not with standing, much work remains to be done to eradicate hunger and achieve food security across all its dimensions. Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them. Can we really feed nine billion people?
That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050. It should be possible, but things are looking tricky – especially when we also factor in the climatic instability caused by global warming.