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SDG 2: Zero Hunger

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This goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

With this goal, we can rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all including generate decent incomes and the people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.

Nowadays, our environment such as soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being degraded. Increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods by putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on because of climate change.

We need a profound change of the global food and agriculture system if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.

The food and agriculture sector is the important way to develop and is the key issue to hunger and poverty eradication.

Here are the details of SDG2 Zero Hunger according to the United Nations.

end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

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

By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries

Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round

Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility

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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG2 Zero Hunger

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