The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out
17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.
The second of these goals, Zero Hunger, seeks to ‘End hunger, achieve food
security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’.1 But
since the goals were adopted in 2015, the number of people who are undernourished
has actually increased to 690 million in 2019, up by almost 60 million
since 2014.2 If the current trajectory continues, then, far from achieving
Zero Hunger by 2030, the number of undernourished people will have
increased to 840 million.3 Moreover, those estimates do not take account of
the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on global
hunger during 2020, which could add 130 million people to the total.

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