Mission Zero Hunger
Despite progress more than 790 million people suffer from hunger. Chronic undernutrition is faced by one out of every four children under the age of 5. The number of overweight children below age 5 has increased to 41 million, which is about 6 per cent. Agriculture’s share of government expenditures lags behind the contribution they make economically.
Goal 2 is aimed at eliminating hunger of all forms, achieving food security by the end of 2030, and making sure statements like those made above would be a thing in the past. While all the sustainable development goals reach out to a particular community of living beings, zero hunger is one that affects everybody. After all, who loves being hungry ?
Further information and details about these targets can be found on the site of the UN Global Goals.
- Find charities and NGOs that support goal 2 and support them financially or through human resource.
- Avoid buying food that are off season and not local. Try growing your own food, if possible.
- Don’t waste food. Freeze leftovers and fresh products for future usage.
- Don’t be ashamed to buy fruits that are out of shape, size or colour. Such fruits (also called funny fruits) are usually thrown away or get wasted.
- Go with AIESEC for a volunteering experience to another country and be a part of a project that is aimed at achieving zero hunger.