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SDG 2: Zero Hunger


SDG 2: Zero Hunger

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


  • Globally roughly 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, while 462 million people are underweight.

  • The number of undernourished people globally, reached 821 million in 2017.

  • In 2017 Asia accounted for nearly two third, 63 percent, of the world's hungry.

  • Nearly 151 million children under five, 22 percent, were still stunted in 2017.

  • 1 in 3 women of reproductive age is anaemic.

  • 26 percent of workers are employed in agriculture.

  • Take the #NotAWaster challenge. For one week we challenge you to prepare well and not waste a single bit of the food which you buy and prepare for the week. At the end of the week share the amount of food you wasted (without judgement) and your reflections on this. Tips: Prepare well, freeze leftovers, use leftover food the following day, be realistic.*

  • Join the ever growing community who have begun to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. Growing your own food is more sustainable, has positive health benefits and contributes to ‘Zero Hunger’.*

  • Research and get inspired by permaculture. Permaculture is a set of design principles that help you organize your environment in a sustainable way, and maybe find a way to grow your own food, even in a urban setting.

  • Organize workshops for children, youth or adults about issues connected to Zero Hunger, for example tackling topics related to sustainable food production, reducing food waste, etc. You can get inspired by these scenarios:

    1. Where does rice come from? - for children 10-13 years old.

    2. Changemaking (discussions around organic production of rice and silk) – for youth and adults.

More inspiration:

  • To read

  1. Retweet a meal – informal group from Skopje, Macedonia which fights hunger saving potential food waste.

  2. Foodways – organization which instead of redistributing food waste finds creative and accessible methods to prevent waste on the first place.

  3. Eats, shoots and roots – social business from Malaysia which encourages people to grow their own food in the cities, following the permaculture approach.

  • To watch

  1. A 2-min video which presents in a funny, informative way the issue of food miles and waste.*

  2. Do you like coffee? Or maybe you prefer tea? Have a look at how both of them are produced:

  1. Permaculture explained in few words from the very people who drafted it.

* These information and calls to action come from the fantastic Development Perspectives material about SDGs. Have a look here to discover more:

For more info about other SDGs, have a look at here.

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