Approximately 815 million people are undernourished worldwide, a figure that is expected to increase as the population grows and as climate change disrupts agricultural production. The impacts of hunger are both immediate and long lasting — it is responsible for mortality and stunting in children, and can lead to lifelong health conditions. If efforts to meet this growing challenge and achieve zero hunger are to succeed, changes are needed to make food and agriculture systems more sustainable, efficient, and accessible.

SDG 2 is further refined by targets that can be more readily translated into actions. These targets highlight the interconnected nature of the goals: For example, strategies to achieve Zero Hunger also promote progress toward SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

This SDG Brief highlights a a series of synergies that can come from providing access to products, services and systems that target Zero Hunger.