Zero Hunger Challenge and the Sustainable Development Goals
It costs as little as US 25 cents a day to feed a hungry child and change her life forever.
In short, Goal 12 promotes resource and energy efficiency and a sustainable infrastructure. It is also important to create awareness for the topic of living in harmony with nature and to give everybody the relevant information. Also, the “Waste Generation” has to make a turn and prevent, reduce, reuse and recycle waste. As a part of that, food waste will be reduced by half all along the supply chain – from production over retail to consumer. So far, one third of all food that is produced worldwide does not end up in our stomachs, but in our trash bins and in the waste containers of retailers. While 66 million children in the developing world sit in class hungry. That’s perverse.
There are 5 aspects to the Zero Hunger Challenge which make it possible:
- Children in their first 1000 days – from the start of the pregnancy – shall not face undernutrition. The family has to be provided with health care, sanitation, water and specific nutrition interventions
- Guarantee access to adequate food over all the year through agriculture that adapts to nutrition. Furthermore, the social protection has to be widened or created and local farmers have to be furthered
- Every food system has to be sustainable and these standards for sustainability have to be established by society and governments. Following these standards has to be rewarding for all. Furthermore, governance of land has to be sustainable and responsible
- Increase income and productivity of smallholders by 100% by empowering women, small farmers, fishers, young people, indigenous people and their communities and through this reduce rural poverty
- Eliminate food loss or waste in any station of the supply chain and giving consumers more information and power through labeling.
Together we are making progress
in reducing the number of hungry people in the world. We can achieve Zero Hunger in our