FoodInTheHouse.com is a part of the 17Goals1Future movement which supports the United Nations sustainable development goals.
FoodInTheHouse.com supports the second sustainable development goal: zero hunger. Globally, one in nine people in the world today (815 million) are undernourished and the majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050. Investments in agriculture are crucial to increasing the capacity for agricultural productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to help alleviate the perils of hunger.
17Goals1Future community strives to create a better world for everyone. It acknowledges that we must all work together to create a better future and gives a framework for individuals and businesses to get involved and help solve the challenges of our time.
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