Sustainable Development Goals

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 

There is more than enough food produced today to feed every last one of us. Yet almost 690 million people remain chronically undernourished, amid signs of dim inishing momentum towards reaching Zero Hunger. In Africa, in fact, hunger is on the rise in almost all subregions, with an overall prevalence nearing 20 percent.

Malnutrition, meanwhile, is taking a heavy toll across developing and developed nations. While stunting -- low height for age -- is slowly decreasing, more than two billion adults, adolescents and children are now obese or overweight. The consequences are severe for public health, for national wealth, and for individuals' and communities' quality of life.

These worrying trends coincide with the diminishing availability of land; increasing soil and biodiversity degradation; and more frequent and severe weather events. The impact of climate change on agriculture compounds the situation.

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