IN PREVIOUS POSTS WE EXPLAINED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 2030 AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIETY AND THE PROTECTION OF OUR PLANET.
We emphasized that this implies a common and universal commitment and that the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are established in it.
Among these Goals is SDG 2 ( Zero Hunger ), Goal for the Month of November, whose main purpose is the eradication of poverty in all its forms.
HUNGER IN NUMBERS
According to the report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. Transforming food systems to promote affordable and healthy diets , prepared by FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF, about 690 million people go hungry in currently around the world, with Asia being the region with the highest levels of malnutrition. 10 million more than in 2018.
With the arrival of the health and economic crisis caused by Covid-19, the risk of not reaching the goals set by SDG 2 has skyrocketed. Estimates indicate a collapse of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of between 4.9% and 10%, which will mean an increase in food insecurity throughout the world.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF SDG 2?
- Ensure access for all people to healthy, nutritious and sufficient food throughout the year.
- Double the agricultural productivity and income of small-scale food producers.
- Ensure the sustainability of food production processes.
- Maintain the genetic diversity of seed and animal species.
- Increase investments in rural infrastructure.
- Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets.
- Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of the food commodity markets and their derivatives.
At this time, it is vitally important to continue to achieve the SDGs, especially SDG 2. One way to contribute to this is to buy local and seasonal food. Between all of us, we can achieve it.