Food

Focus 2: Sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition

Mission

Increasing the productivity of agriculture sustainably and improving food systems are important for economic well-being as well as for ensuring food security and nutritionrealization of the right to adequate food and eradication of hunger. Some areas that could be considered include:

  1. ensuring year-round access by all to affordable, adequate, safe and nutritious food;

  2. ending child malnutrition and stunting;

  3. increasing agricultural productivity, including through adequate irrigation, seeds and fertilisers, while in parallel halting and reversing land degradation, drought and desertification;

  4. improving efficiency of water use in agriculture;

  5. eliminating use of toxic chemicals;

  6. enhancing all forms of agricultural biodiversity;

  7. promoting indigenous and sustainable farming and fishing practices;

  8. strengthening resilience of farming systems and food supplies to climate change;

  9. enhancing adherence to internationally recognized guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests, including full consultation with local communities;

  10. improved access to credit and other financial services, land tenure, and agricultural extension services, for all, including smallholders, women, indigenous peoples and local communities;

  11. increased investment and support to research and development on sustainable agricultural technologies;

  12. reducing post-harvest crop losses and food waste along food supply chains;

  13. addressing harmful agricultural subsidies;

  14. addressing price volatility, including through market information and oversight on commodity markets; and

  15. appropriate means of implementation*.

Results of OWG for Focus 2

Increasing the productivity of agriculture sustainably and improving food systems are important for economic well-being as well as for ensuring food security and nutritionrealization of the right to adequate food and eradication of hunger. Some areas that could be considered include:

  1. ensuring year-round access by all to affordable, adequate, safe and nutritious food;

  2. ending child malnutrition and stunting;

  3. increasing agricultural productivity, including through adequate irrigation, seeds and fertilisers, while in parallel halting and reversing land degradation, drought and desertification;

  4. improving efficiency of water use in agriculture;

  5. eliminating use of toxic chemicals;

  6. enhancing all forms of agricultural biodiversity;

  7. promoting indigenous and sustainable farming and fishing practices;

  8. strengthening resilience of farming systems and food supplies to climate change;

  9. enhancing adherence to internationally recognized guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests, including full consultation with local communities;

  10. improved access to credit and other financial services, land tenure, and agricultural extension services, for all, including smallholders, women, indigenous peoples and local communities;

  11. increased investment and support to research and development on sustainable agricultural technologies;

  12. reducing post-harvest crop losses and food waste along food supply chains;

  13. addressing harmful agricultural subsidies;

  14. addressing price volatility, including through market information and oversight on commodity markets; and

  15. appropriate means of implementation*.

The above was taken from the United Nations Sustainability web site: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1300

 

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