Food Security

According to the United Nations, world hunger has slowly been on the rise since 2015 after declining for decades.[1] It is estimated that over 2 billion people who suffer from moderate food insecurity/hunger do not have regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.[2] In fact, an estimated 135 million people were in some type of food insecurity crisis in 2019 according to the Global Report on Food Crises.[3] Food is essential to life and is at the core of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), because hunger and malnutrition are the biggest risks to health globally – bigger than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined.[4] The second SDG aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture, but thoughtful change of the global food and agriculture system is needed.

empowering people. Network aims to identify and support innovative technologies and organizations that work to solve basic food security problems around the world, in line with the UN’s efforts supporting SDG 2. See some of the most promising entrepreneurs, and their enterprises, focused on this sector in the database below.

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[1] Food, Global Issues. United Nations. https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/food/. Retrieved: January 19, 2021.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Global Report on Food Crises 2020. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/ar/c/1272014/. Issued April 2020.
[4] Food, Global Issues. United Nations. https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/food/. Retrieved: January 19, 2021.

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