UN states that the world's 820 million people are suffering from hunger. The world is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030.
The UN report suggests that the world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 shows that the number of hungry people worldwide is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people.
According to the World Food Programme (WFP), 135 million suffered from acute hunger largely due to human-made conflicts, climate change, and economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the number by putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020.
According to the UN, a profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the more than 690 million people who are hungry at present– and the additional 2 billion people the world will have by 205.
Therefore, increasing agricultural productivity and sustainable food production is crucial to help alleviate the perils of hunger.