“End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

UNA Marin #2 Zero Hunger, November 14, 2020

Guest Speakers

– Kathryn Johnson, former World Food Program-USA board member, global perspective on hunger
Download PDF of Kathryn’s slide presentation

– Ryan Thayer, Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager for Marin County Health and Human Services, local perspective on hunger
— Download PDF of Ryan’s slide presentation

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Learn

  • Hunger, “food insecurity,” and nutritional deficiency cannot be abstracted from systemic inequality and racial justice
  • In Marin, 16% of the population is at risk of food insecurity, or 1 in 5 people. (Ref, pg 2)
  • Our county is “one of the poorest performing counties — 55th out of 58 — when it comes to enrolling eligible people in CalFresh (California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).” [SNAP/CalFresh is the current name of what was previously called food stamps.] (Ref, pg 2)

Targets

[A coalition of local groups would need to develop a set of local targets under this Global Goal (targets that at least meet the global targets), and a structure for meeting those targets, including ongoing coordination, public outreach, funding, and public tracking.]
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2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.

2.A Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries.

2.B Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.

2.C Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.

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