Sustainable Development

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

Goal 2

Rapid economic growth and increased agricultural productivity over the past two decades have seen the number of undernourished people drop by almost half. Many developing countries that used to suffer from famine and hunger can now meet the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable. Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have all made huge progress in eradicating extreme hunger. These are all huge achievements in line with the targets set out by the first Millennium Development Goals. Unfortunately, extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. 795 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished as of 2014, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought and loss of biodiversity. Over 90 million children under the age of five are dangerously underweight. And one person in every four still goes hungry in Africa. The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices: supporting small scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity. Together with the other goals set out here, we can end hunger by 2030.

Serial No Target Name
2.1 By 2030 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 View
২.২ ২০২৫ সালের মধ্যে অনুর্ধ্ব ৫-বছর বয়সী খর্বকায় ও রুদ্ধবিকাশ শিশু বিষয়ক আন্তর্জাতিকভাবে সম্মত সকল অভীষ্ট অর্জন এবং কিশোরী, গর্ভবতী ও স্তন্যদায়ী নারী ও বয়স্ক জনগোষ্ঠীর পুষ্টি চাহিদা পূরণসহ ২০৩০ সালের মধ্যে সকল ধরনের অপুষ্টির অবসান View
2.3 By 2030 double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small - scale food producers, particularly 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 View
2.4 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 View
2.5 By 2020 maintain genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at national, regional and international levels, and ensure access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising f rom the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge as internationally agreed View
2.a Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development, and plant and livestock gene banks to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular in least developed countries View
2.b Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets including by 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 View
2.c 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 View
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