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Zero Hunger

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

  • [New] Around the world, 23 countries face a hunger emergency, putting millions of people at risk of starvation. CARE
  • [New] The program, funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, would identify vulnerabilities for each member industry and participating farms to improve the resilience of the Queensland agriculture sector. Queensland Farmers' Federation
  • [New] Soil salinization and sodification are major soil degradation processes threatening ecosystem and are recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for agricultural production, food security and sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions. Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • [New] China will look into methane emissions in key industries, including coal mining, agriculture and petroleum, and publish a nationwide methane emission control action plan. Devdiscourse
  • [New] The European Union's main research program will direct €8.95 billion ($10 million USD) towards projects in food, bio-economy, natural resources, agriculture, and environment. AFN
  • [New] With over 55% of Australian land used for agriculture, drones operating on the 5G network could dramatically improve productivity, helping to carry out time and labour-intensive tasks on large farms and properties. iTWire
  • [New] As the Times U.K. reported, Africa's population is on course to double by 2050, to 2.5 billion, and the expansion of agriculture and other development is seen as a major threat to many endangered species. East Bay Times
  • [New] North America is expected to dominate the global agricultural robots market holding the highest market share, owing to higher adoption of advanced technology, increase in research and development activities, and high per-capita disposable income. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] Production expansion is expected in the agriculture, textile, food, and services industries in Bangladesh and even in India's nearby states. Asian Development Blog
  • [New] Doubling agricultural R&D spending in the United States between 2020 and 2030 could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100 million tons (equivalent to a sixth of US emissions) and reduce global food prices by about 8%. Issues in Science and Technology
  • [New] A total of €8.95 billion will finance projects in the field of food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment, which are among the priority areas included in Horizon Europe's second pillar which will address global challenges and European industrial competitiveness.
  • [New] Countries are being encouraged to plan in line with the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, which is Africa's policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all.
  • [New] Traceability of agricultural products from farm to consumer for food safety and transparency can unlock opportunities to enable small-scale producers to participate in regional and global marketplaces. Communications of the ACM
  • [New] The initiative, estimated to cost Euro 12 million, aims to alleviate market disruptions, food, nutrition and income security challenges facing millions of smallholder coffee farmers across 11 countries for an initial three-year period.
  • [New] The arrival and rapid spread of FAW in West and Central Africa is a major threat to agricultural productivity and food and nutritional security. CORAF
  • [New] Co-chaired by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth Office and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, ClimateShot will increase investment in agricultural R&D and innovation to create climate-resilient and low-emission technologies and practices. ICARDA
  • [New] The rise of Asia has driven Australian natural resource exports and is providing enormous new opportunities for the agriculture, education and tourism sectors, but it has also imposed significant challenges and strains. OECD
  • [New] With demand for animal-sourced food products projected to grow steadily over the coming decades, the demand for antimicrobial use in agriculture is expected to rise, unless production practices are modified to reduce their need. Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • [New] The goal of ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 is an ever-growing challenge in the context of population growth, climate change, political conflicts and natural disasters, as well as changing consumption habits. GIZ
  • [New] China was home to a very broad and mature consumer market, and Pakistan hopes to increase agricultural cooperation with China and promote exports of more high-quality products such as mangoes, cherries and dairy products to China. Global Times
  • [New] As the world experiences global warming, work hours lost to extreme temperatures could double and quadruple depending on how many people would be involved in rural agriculture, affecting productivity and food security. downtoearth
  • [New] Digitization of smallholder agriculture can reduce risk, improve productivity, increase incomes, empower women, and help solve the impending challenge of producing enough nutritious food for the world's rapidly growing population. Communications of the ACM
  • [New] World Organization for Animal Health and the FAO clearly are committed to improving food security, food safety, sustainable agriculture, and working with animal health to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. The Dairy Site

Last updated: 05 December 2021