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Nutrition and agriculture

In today’s world, no one should go hungry.

Access to food is a fundamental human right. Yet in 2017, around 821 million people – more than 10% of the global population – were suffering from chronic hunger. Most of these people live in developing areas, but a further 11 million people in higher-income countries are also affected.

Despite the planet providing sufficient natural resources to produce food for all, hunger remains a key cause of death due to inequalities of access to – and unsustainable management of – food sources.

Hunger also goes hand in hand with malnutrition, which in turn reduces educational prospects and work productivity. This vicious cycle of hunger, disease, and poverty can, however, be prevented through sustainable farming and fishing practices, better management of food systems, and more efficient preservation and market delivery of food. To this end, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) sets out to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Focus areas

Sustainable farming

Using mineral and metal-reliant technology are just some of the multiple steps the agricultural sector are using to help further sustainable farming.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing is facilitated by numerous solutions. Metals and minerals are vital in producing the tech that enables smarter approaches.

Food preservation

Millions of people continue to go hungry, more efficient food preservation and distribution is crucial for balancing global inequalities in supply and demand.