SDG2 aims to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture".

It has seven associated aims, that include:
  • End hunger and ensure access by all people

  • End all forms of malnutrition

  • Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers

  • Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production

  • Maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild specie

  • Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks

  • Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets

  • Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information

Background

The global pandemic from 2021 has exacerbated world hunger for adults and children.

Almost 2.4 billion people are without food or fail to consume a healthy balanced diet regularly. This figure is rising at about 10% per annum.

In the UK, the situation is also serious. Over 2m tonnes of food is wasted across the food industry each year. Meanwhile, 5m adults and 2m children in the UK struggle to get enough to eat regularly. This is up by 2m, exacerbated by the 2020 pandemic, and is likely to worsen with the projected increased food and energy insecurity and prices.
Sustainable Development Goal #2

How can an organisation pursue SDG2?

There are things that businesses can do to help combat hunger. 

  1. Provide help, support and innovation for farmers, enabling them to become more efficient 
  2. Provide support to small and large producers to develop robust business models for regenerative farming 
  3. Invest in local food generating businesses and organisations to improve food security, sustainability and lower prices. 
  4. Support responsible sourcing of livestock food and fertilisers 
  5. Provide innovation support to businesses in the value chain and workforce nutrition programmes – encourage people to be food wise 
  6. Provide technologies and services, such as storage and distribution equipment, to improve food accessibility and lower prices.

Purpose-led Leadership

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