A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations outlines 20 interconnected actions that can transform agriculture to achieve this.

And realising Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) number 2 – to zero hunger by 2030 – is the key to unlocking many of the 17 Goals, or what Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, labelled the ‘blueprint for a better future’.

 

“As the prime connection between people and the planet, food and agriculture can help achieve multiple SDGs,” the foreword to the FAO report states.

 

While this report is targeted primarily at policy makers in government and business, and offers tools to support these stakeholders, the public has a major role to play in pushing them to act. If you’re reading this and a decision maker though, please do read about the 20 actions and take steps to implement them.

As you’re here, we also recommend you read our Q&A with Marc Buckley, published in issue 1 of Impact Innovators, produced in collaboration with Knowledge4Innovation. Marc is a UN SDG advocate, Member of the Expert Network for the World Economic Forum, and the Germany and Austria Country Coordinator for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, to name just three of his official roles. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ANJA GmbH & Co. KG and the ALOHAS ECO-Center, a  sustainable food and beverage production company, that creates renewable energy and resources without fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. Marc’s knowledge, passion and ability to communicate, as well as inspire decision makers and individuals to act, is recognised worldwide; it’s why he has become such a key player in leading efforts to drive transformative cultural change – read the Q&A.