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5 Jun 16’
HOW WILL WE ERADICATE HUNGER BY 2030?
High up on 2015’s Sustainable Development Goals at number 2 is the goal to End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. However, the latest long term Agricultural Outlook report by the OECD and FAO predicts that whilst productivity gains will reduce the number of undernourished people in the world from 11% to 8% by 2025, hunger will not be eradicated by 2030 given current rates of productivity gains. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa demand for food is expected to grow at more than 3% over the coming decade, while total agricultural production is projected to rise by only 2.6% a year. Climate change is highlighted as a “source of uncertainty” in this projection. Within the scientific community there is emerging evidence that climate change is already increasing the probability of heatwaves and extreme precipitation, two perils which agriculture is particularly vulnerable to. The report highlights that accelerating the adoption of technology is required to further boost productivity in order to meet the Global Goal.
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