“I dream of a village where people are self-sufficient in food, have good access to water and a change of clothes, have access to education and medicine and a positive attitude to innovation.” One Tanzanian student is helping to build a bright future for his village via sustainable agriculture methods.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
When you’re hungry, it’s hard to think about much else. You can’t concentrate at school or at work, especially if you don’t know where your next meal will come from.
That’s the daily reality for 795 million people – or 1 in 9 of us – even though there’s enough food in the world for everyone. But this goal isn’t just about having enough food, it’s also about getting the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Almost half of all children who die before their 5th birthday are malnourished. It might surprise you to know that most of the world’s malnourished people are also producers of food – so investing in sustainable agriculture and supporting women farmers especially will help us reach this goal.
We can do this – hunger is on the way down with 216 million less hungry people than in 1990. But this is an issue that needs tackling from lots of directions.