End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Zero hunger. Sustainable development goal 2.
Monica Odlare, Professor of Environmental Engineering, tells us about her research team’s work linked to the UN’s goal.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global BIood and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.