End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Current world population
Projected growth by 2030
8.5 billion (▲ 8.2%)
People under- and malnourished
People suffering from chronic hunger
People suffering from acute hunger
Stunted growth children
LAND & FOOD TOXICITY
Agrochemicals in soil
Time taken to create 1cm top soil layer
Arable lost through urban sprawl
400,000 Ha (yearly)
Yearly food cont. victims
Foodborne deaths (kids)
Food toxin born diseases
USD 12 trillion (aggregate hidden costs)
USD 2.4 trillion
USD 1.1 trillion
USD 330 billion
Poor farm management
USD 200 billion
Insufficient food safety
USD 110 billion
Plight of Youth and Women
Unemployed and underutilized people
1% women landowners
Who produce 50% of the world’s food
Agriculture’s Undeniable Role in Climate Change
Investments in Environment and Agriculture sectors go hand in hand in order to create balanced and multidimentional impact.
Approximately 1/3ʳᵈ of food produced is lost or wasted. To produce this food that is never eaten by people requires an agricultural area almost the size of the United States. Food wastage is directly connected to GHG emissions.
Agriculture accounts for ~45% of methane (CH₄) – from livestock and rice production, and 80% of Nitrous Oxide (N₂O) – from the application of synthetic fertilizers. These gases are more powerful drivers of climate change than CO₂.
The likelihood of simultaneous production shocks affecting more than 10% of production in the top 4 corn-exporting countries, rises to 7% under a 2ᵒC warming scenario and to a staggering 86% under a 4ᵒC warming scenario.
Agriculture, forestry, and land use change contribute ~30% of the GHG emissions driving climate change. Yet only 38% of agriculture emissions are covered by nationally determined commitments under the Paris Agreement.