Tag: zero hunger
The forum aims to: a) assess the Philippines’ progress in implementation of SDG 2; b) identify major policies and programs hindering the eradication of hunger and malnutrition especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and c) propose policies and present case studies on people-led food systems addressing the people’s rights for safe, sufficient, accessible and affordable food.
COVID-19 is a unprecedented global health crisis with serious implications for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 by 2030. With lockdowns preventing the harvesting of crops and reducing incomes as to make food less available and affordable, there are new challenges arising to ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and enduring sustainable agriculture.
“Eliminating hunger and ensuring our nation’s food self-sufficiency starts with us” — farmer and civil society organizationsJuly 6, 2021
Hunger, which is said to be the most concrete manifestation of poverty, is prevalent in the poorest sectors—the urban poor, the workers, both in manufacturing and service sectors, and ironically, among the farmers and fisher folk. With the COVID-19’s economic throes, experts, including the UN World Food Programme, warned about the possibility of a “double pandemic” which entails widespread famines.