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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] The adoption of technology in manufacturing, transport and agriculture sectors could reduce the UK's overall emissions by as much as four per cent a year. Mobile News
  • [New] Governments have an opportunity now to transform agriculture into a major driver of human well-being, and into a solution for the imminent threats of climate change, nature loss, and pollution. Financial Nigeria International Limited
  • [New] There has to be a paradigm shift if Africa hopes to wriggle itself out of the challenges facing the agriculture sector, including COVID-19, and build efficient and effective food systems with smallholder farmers at their centre. SciDev.Net
  • [New] Australia's agricultural sector can reach net zero emissions by 2040, achieving emissions reductions of 40% by 2030 and 60% by 2035 by scaling up existing Morrison government programs. The Guardian
  • [New] The EU is to pay €387bn (£330bn) in farm subsidies from 2021 to 2027, but last Thursday green MEPs in Brussels said a planned overhaul failed to align agriculture with EU climate change targets. The Guardian
  • [New] Repurposing the subsidies to beneficial activities could be a game changer and help to end poverty, eradicate hunger, improve nutrition, reduce global heating and restore nature. The Guardian
  • [New] Other ecosystems will be excluded, even though the EU document concedes that stricter rules to protect the Amazon rainforest have already been shown to accelerate conversion of Cerrado savannah and Pantanal wetlands for agricultural production. The Guardian
  • [New] A circular food and agriculture sector could stem and reverse the 21st century's global biodiversity losses by 2050. Sitra
  • [New] Nutrition is elevated as a key driver for Food systems transformation in global narratives and all National Pathways for food systems transformation are geared towards ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. SUN Civil Society Network
  • [New] Forestry and agricultural residues alone could provide enough biomass energy to generate more than 17 billion gallons of jet fuel and displace 75% of domestic aviation fuel consumption. Breaking Travel News
  • [New] FAO is seeking $36 million to speed up its support to Afghan farmers and ensure they will not miss the upcoming winter wheat planting season, and to assist the agriculture-based livelihoods of 3.5 million vulnerable Afghans until the end of the year. Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • [New] Allocation of government funding to evidence-based strategies that account for the treatment gaps in vulnerable populations will be essential for improving mental health support for agricultural workers and help protect India's agricultural industry and its farmers. medscape
  • [New] The Australian agriculture sector could play a significant role in pioneering global climate solutions, and take advantage of future opportunities to increase value and diversify on-farm revenue streams. Farmers for Climate Action
  • [New] Building resilient and competitive economies in the agricultural sector is an important strategy for all stakeholders in Cambodia, but brings with it important risks associated to increasingly uncertain weather patterns. Artemis.bm - The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management site
  • [New] U.S. forestry residues and agricultural residues alone could provide enough biomass energy to generate more than 17 billion gallons of jet fuel and displace 75% of U.S. aviation fuel consumption. EPA
  • [New] The nutrition provisions in the economic recovery legislation could help make food hardship much rarer among children by ensuring that school-age children get enough nutritious food every day of the year. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • [New] India needs to embrace disruptive technologies and sustainable scientific innovations to transform food systems that can be inclusive, sustainable and ensure growing farm incomes and nutrition security. Aspirant World
  • [New] Agriculture Although most agriculture prices were higher than a year ago, farm incomes were expected to be down in 2021 with the end of pandemic-related government support payments. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Enogen corn for feed technology could represent a significant opportunity for the agricultural industry to reduce its overall impact on the environment, which supports Syngenta Group's $2 billion global commitment to reduce agriculture's carbon footprint and help farmers fight climate change. AgWired

Last updated: 19 September 2021


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