To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Facts and Figures:
There are about 8.9% of the world population are living in hunger or fear of starvation.
The majority of the world’s undernourished are in Asia and Africa.
2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, in particular children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, through secure and equal access to land and all kind of related resources. And provide opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices, that increase productivity and production, and progressively improve land and soil quality.
2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, in different level and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits.
2.A Enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, through international cooperation.
2.B Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.
2.C Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.
Hunger situation in Hong Kong:
- Low income families spend nearly half (40%+) of their income on food
- 1:5 people live below the poverty line (1.3+ million)
- Children (20% of HK kids) live in low-income family and do not het 3 meals a day
- 80%+ children eat unhealthy food (72% poor children eat leftover foods, 15% eat expired foods)
- 1:3 elderly struggle with their health
The hunger problem is not been taken serious in Hong Kong as people are not starving and there are welfare system and Short-term Food Assistance, more commonly known as “food banks”. However research found that more than forty percent expends of low income families are on food. Moreover, they also have to cross-region for lower-cos food shopping. Poor people refuse to dine out with friends because they want to avoid being in awkward situations when friends offer pay their bill.
Someone once said “Food is not just a necessity to poor people, it can show their social disadvantage and deprivation which they would rather keep to themselves.” Government policy should be set, to provide food security to the most needed one.