‘We are not on track to realize Sustainable Development Goal 2, aiming to end hunger and malnutrition, by 2030. The number of people in the world affected by undernourishment, or chronic food deprivation, has increased from an estimated 804 million in 2016 to nearly 821 million in 2017, thus returning to levels from a decade ago, while overweight, obesity, and noncommunicable diseases are growing at alarming rates. Reversing these trends is critical, made more important by the close links between food security and nutrition and many other SDGs. A significant push to fast-track efforts at all levels is needed for the world to achieve the SDG target of hunger eradication by 2030.’
This conclusion from FAO and IFPRI forms the starting point for a three day event in Bangkok ‘Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition’ that brings together global practitioners, experts and leaders to explore how acceleration can best be achieved and what... Read more
My name is Lenah Mwangi, a youth social agri-preneur working with farmers in Njoro community in Nakuru County, Kenya to create sustainable solutions in addressing farming challenges while helping them transform into agri-preneurs by adopting modern farming technologies. I am the chairperson of Inuka Njoro Youth Group a self-help group comprising youths from Njoro who are venturing in agribusiness while seeking to impact the community through capacity building in sustainable agriculture. We have an interest in contributing to the achievement of #SDG2 which advocates for #ZeroHunger
I am also currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agribusiness Management at Egerton University through which I have gained diverse knowledge about contemporary principles of agribusiness management which revolve around Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy-well-being approaches.
The Foodathon was a 36-hour event providing a digital platform through which youth teams worldwide could interact, exchange knowledge and create solutions to challenges related to SDG 2 Zero Hunger. The solutions they developed are shown here