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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

Bamboo_Bridge_Bangladesh
New adaptation measures bring hope to people on the chars of the Brahmaputra, whose homes are often lost to floods and erosion.
Silver line of pandemic, brought mental health into greater focus.
The pandemic exacerbated a global mental health crisis. But taboo, ignorance and a lack of metrics remain barriers to tackling the biggest health burden of the decade, said experts at a conference for social investors.
Naina Batra
As Western philanthropic organisations are prone to misallocating capital due to lack of local knowledge, it is time for Asian investors to "step up" to fill post-pandemic funding gaps, says Asian Venture Philanthropy Network chief.
Eat Just cell-based chicken bites
High crop prices could hurt plant-based products, presenting an opportunity for alternatives such as cell-based and fungal options. But they too face supply chain issues and sceptical diners – and none are silver bullets for food security.
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Opinion

Urban slums in Indonesia
Vulnerable groups in Asia will suffer from hits to economic growth, energy security and food systems. Poorer countries should get debt relief to support their people. Adopting clean energy now will also benefit the economy in the long run.
Heavily packaged fruit in a supermarket in Singapore.
Vast amounts of food are sent to landfill. But the jury’s out on whether packaging is friend or foe in the fight against the problem.
rice farmers in Kuttanad, india
The global food industry, which leaves a tenth of the world hungry and causes obesity elsewhere, needs a rapid transformation in the face of climate change and mounting food security risks.
Mundari tribe boy taking care of long horns cows South Sudan
Traditional pastoral systems are making way for clean energy projects in Africa — often without adequate consultation with community groups and with limited regard for the principle of free, prior, and informed consent.
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Videos

fairprice group food waste ss
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?
pygmy elephants sabah
From conflict to co-existence: Earthworm Foundation has come up with a solution to managing human-elephant conflict in palm oil plantations in Sabah.
Pat Brown at Potato Head Folk
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.
palm oil technology
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.
Layman albatross
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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