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Zero hunger: We may not achieve target by 2030 – First Lady

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, says Africa may not be able to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aimed at eradicating hunger on the continent by 2030.

Delivering a keynote address during the launch of Ghana’s inception meeting in preparation towards the UN Food Systems Summit organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Food And Agriculture and the National Development Planning Commission, the First lady was skeptical about meeting the deadline.

“It is quite obvious we may not achieve SDG 2 – Zero Hunger by 2030. Neither are we on course to meeting the Global Nutrition Targets by 2025. Unfortunately, the COVID 19 pandemic has also thrown us a curve ball,’ she said.

“Under these circumstances, we need renewed urgency to address global food systems. The call by the UN Secretary-General, to convene the Food Systems Summit, to find pragmatic solutions to a dire global situation, is therefore timely,” the founder of the Rebecca Foundation averred.

Sustainable Development Goal 2 pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, and is the priority of the World Food Programme.

It is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015.

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfonline.com | Ghana

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