Last week the UN released the Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The document declares that they
“recognize that people are at the centre of sustainable development and, in this regard,[they] strive for a world that is just, equitable and inclusive, and [they] commit to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection and thereby to benefit all.
[They] affirm that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities, to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions.”
I am particularly interested in The 2nd proposed goal: End hunger, achieve food security and adequate nutrition for all, and promote sustainable agriculture, specifically to
2.1 end hunger and ensure that all people have access to adequate, safe, affordable, and nutritious food all year round by 2030
2.2 end malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity and overweight, with special attention to reducing stunting by 40% and wasting to less than 5% in children less than 5 years of age by 2025, and address the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women
2.3 by 2030, substantially increase small-scale food producers’ incomes and productivity, including small family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, with a particular focus on women 2 June 2014
2.4 by 2030 achieve access to adequate inputs, knowledge and productive resources, financial services and markets, especially for small and family farmers, pastoralists, and fishers, with a particular focus on women
2.5 by 2030, develop food systems that are more productive, sustainable, resilient and efficient, and minimize adverse human and environmental impacts without compromising food and nutrition security
2.6 by 2030 reduce by 50% global food waste at retail and consumer level
2.7 by 2030 reduce by 50% production and post-harvest food losses and those along food supply chains
2.8 by 2030, fully implement agricultural practices that strengthen resilience and adaptation to extreme weather, drought, climate change and natural disasters, in particular for small-scale farmers
2.9 achieve by 2030 protection and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity, including through enhanced use and application of indigenous practices and local and traditional knowledge, and through agricultural research and development related to agro-biodiversity and diversity of food
2.10 improve effectiveness of addressing humanitarian food emergencies, including as appropriate through stockholding
2.11 by 2030 fully implement measures that curb excessive food price volatility and ensure proper functioning of markets.