Investments In Agriculture Science, Technology Necessary To Achieve Global Hunger Targets, U.N. Says
U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target
“The United Nations announced [Tuesday] at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve [the] world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and technology research. In a report issued last week, the U.N. Food and Agriculture (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific warned that if investment in agricultural research is not increased, particularly in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s hungry people, global efforts to achieve the zero hunger target by 2030 — Goal 2 SDGs — could fall short. … The [FAO] also underlined the importance and potential of women and girls in the field of agriculture, as well as youth in general, who have a greater inclination to innovate than elder farmers, and represent the future of the field” (12/13).