The global agriculture coalition Farming First is launching a five-week online campaign calling attention to the important role agriculture can play in meeting many of the SDGs, with a particular focus on SDG2: ending hunger.
On 10th July 2017, the United Nations will meet to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. For each of the five weeks leading up to this key event, Farming First and its diverse supporter base will share stories of success to relate to each of the five targets of SDG2 in turn:
- 12th – 16th June: SDG 2.5 - Protecting genetic diversity
- 19th – 23rd June: SDg 2.4 - Resilient food systems
- 26th – 30th June: SDG 2.3 - Doubling agricultural productivity & smallholder incomes
- 3rd - 7th July: SDG 2.2 - Ending malnutrition
- 10th – 14th July: SDG 2.1 - Ending Hunger
From building climate resilience in Haiti, to a return to traditional food crops in Senegal, stories will also explore how agriculture can have a significant impact on advancing many other Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty (SDG1) the empowerment of women (SDG5), and combatting climate change (SDG13).
The online campaign will culminate at an Agriculture & Food Day being held in New York on 13th July, that will also discuss the interlinkages between agriculture and Agenda 2030.
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About Farming First:
Farming First is a multi-stakeholder coalition of than 170 organisations operating around the world. The coalition exists to articulate, endorse and promote practical, actionable programmes and activities to further sustainable agricultural development worldwide. Farming First organisations represent the world’s farmers, scientists, engineers and industry as well as leading agricultural development organisations. With one shared voice, Farming First highlights the importance of improving farmers’ livelihoods and agriculture’s potential contribution to global issues such as food security, climate change and biodiversity.
Read more about Farming First here.