Stop Hunger Now is committed to improving food security around the globe by supporting local farming communities. Crucial variables to ending hunger include diminishing food access barriers, improving nutrition outreach programs and promoting local sustainable agriculture. These variables all directly correlate to higher levels of food access in communities that rely on their food sources from local producers. The United Nations created a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform the environmental practices of our agriculture, forestry and fisheries around the globe.
“A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.” (Source: UN).
In 2015, Asia consisted of an estimated 511.7 million people, or two-thirds of the total hunger population, were suffering from starvation or various levels of malnutrition. (Source: FAO) Food loss, food waste and poor harvesting practices are variables leading to food scarcity, especially in developing regions. With lack of updated technology to avoid product losses, it is difficult for smaller countries to feed growing populations.
The United Nations set forth that an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average will be needed to end world hunger by 2030. Allocating major investments in rural and urban areas to increase food security/ food access for impoverished populations is the first step. Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 percent of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households. (Source: UN)
Stop Hunger Now is beginning to shift focuses towards upcoming agricultural projects and have some in its early stages as a movement to support the United Nations and their sustainability goals. To find out more, please visit our Stop Hunger Now Global Goals for Sustainable Development page.