End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
In 2015, one person in nine was still suffering from hunger. Through this second goal, the world’s countries commit to eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030.
This goal can be achieved through promotion of sustainable agriculture capable of coping with the impacts of climate change. This agriculture will be particularly suited to the needs of women, indigenous people and family farmers, while being environmentally friendly, promoting biodiversity and contributing to the fight against climate change.
the average number of family-run farms which receive direct AFD support each year via projects on irrigation, support for the agricultural sector, agro-ecology and training.
Examples of projects
To help fight poverty among vulnerable populations and improve food and nutritional resilience and security, the AFD is supporting, via an €8 million programme, agro-ecological transition in five West African countries.
The aim is to support and encourage the emergence, adoption and spread of ecologically-intensive agricultural practices in family-run farms, as well as management and organizational methods which promote said adoption.
The Ministry publications (in French)
- Sécurité alimentaire, nutrition et agriculture durable (26 February 2016)
- Feuille de route pour l’action de la France à l’international 2016-2020 – Améliorer la nutrition des populations vulnérables
Publications by implementing agencies
- CIRAD – The urgency and complexity of the issue of food security call for a new perspective, at the interface between the sectors concerned, Etienne Hainzelin (16 October 2016)
- CIRAD / AFD – Living territories can change the world, Patrick Caron, Élodie Valette, Tom Wassenaar, Geo Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, Vatché Papazian, coordinateurs
- SDG 2 on the UN website
- SDG 2 on the website UN Women
- The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges (UN Food and Agriculture Agency) (.pdf)
- Food issues: Demographic, urban, migration and security challenges (OECD) (.pdf)
Updated: May 2017