THE JOURNEY TO ZERO HUNGER
Zero hunger is one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) which was born at the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The main reason is to produce universal goals that meet environmental, political, and economic challenges facing world nations.
All 17 goals were developed to meet every aspect of human needs, from managing natural resources to utilizing manpower and skills for building capacity.
The SDGs are unique because they cover every possible aspect, from promoting gender equality to dealing with climate change and poverty, promoting peace, and working towards an improved life for future generations, these goals involve building a sustainable, safer more prosperous planet for humanity.
Our focus today is on the second goal, which is ZERO HUNGER. This goal is to marginally reduce the number of undernourished people in the world, by increasing agricultural productivity, many developing countries that suffer from famine and hunger with the plans set up to cater for this goal can now meet their nutritional needs. Since its inception, these struggling countries have all made huge strides in eradicating extreme hunger.
The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, by ensuring that people no longer suffer from malnutrition and food lack especially the children who are most affected by this scarcity.
The program involves providing agricultural aid to farmers, providing access to farmlands and propagating technology and systems that would help reduce hunger and promote agricultural productivity.
The goal is that by 2030 all forms of malnutrition would have ended, and both children and pregnant/lactating women’s nutritional needs would be met. By 2030, sustainable food production systems would have been set up, and profitable agricultural practices that increase productivity and support the needs of persons in that area.
This goal is not just for the international body alone, volunteers and NGOs are called to support this vision to eradicate world poverty and hunger.