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2. Zero hunger

2. Zero hunger

After a prolonged decline, world hunger appears to be on the rise again. Conflict, drought and disasters linked to climate change are among the key factors causing this reversal in progress. It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 2: Zero hunger

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News

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Carbon-locking peat is being depleted for use as fuel and to convert land for agriculture and roads. A lack of research means experts are unsure how quickly this is happening.
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Companies are starting to label their products, from food and drink to cosmetics, to show how their products impact the climate – but will consumers understand?
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While Tonle Sap is recognised as a resource worthy of protection, countless other lakes, ponds and wetlands also depend on Mekong flooding but are dwindling away unnoticed.
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Poor households headed by women spend a higher share of their budgets on protecting their families from worsening floods, storms and other impacts of global warming.
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Opinion

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With the world's population expected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, agriculture needs to become more productive and sustainable.
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Current patterns of food production and consumption are driving the collapse of the ecosystems upon which humanity depends on. But building a more sustainable food system is possible, and requires only the political will to act now.
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Agribusiness corporations have been on the rise in India since the 1970s. Unless there is a change in government policy, smaller farms face a bleak future.
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Almost 10 million Malaysians face food insecurity. Initiatives to support alternative food sources are taking root, but challenges remain.

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Videos

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EB Studio Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
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From conflict to co-existence: Earthworm Foundation has come up with a solution to managing human-elephant conflict in palm oil plantations in Sabah.
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Can Impossible Foods, the plant-based food tech company from California, take a bite out of Asia's growing appetite for meat? Eco-Business spoke to founder Pat Brown to find out.
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With no forests, people lose access to wild food and are forced to purchase more unhealthy food, including packaged foods.
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Podcasts

EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
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EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
Vegan food
Humanity and the planet are suffering from a serious case of food poisoning. Eco-Business spoke to Brent Loken, WWF's global lead food scientist, about how changes to our diet can help fix our broken food system, and restore our health and the planet's strained ecosystems.
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