Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger


Sustainable Development Goal 2:

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

Rapid economic growth and increased agricultural productivity over the past two decades have seen the number of undernourished people drop by almost half. Many developing countries that used to suffer from famine and hunger can now meet the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable. Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have all made huge progress in eradicating extreme hunger.

These are all huge achievements in line with the targets set out by the first Millennium Development Goals. Unfortunately, extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. 795 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished as of 2014, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought and loss of biodiversity. Over 90 million children under the age of five are dangerously underweight. And one person in every four still goes hungry in Africa.

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices: supporting small scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity.

The following datasets are available through AURIN which support the evaluation of our progress in achieving Zero Hunger. You can also view all of the datasets which relate to this goal here

PHIDU – Admissions by hospital type and sex

Total female/male/people admitted to public/all hospitals in 2012-13, excluding admissions for dialysis for kidney disease. The data presented are of the number of separations, or completions of the episode of care of a patient in hospital (all entries that were classified as not shown, not published or not applicable were assigned a null value; no data was provided for Maralinga Tjarutja LGA, in South Australia).

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Australian Business Register

When an ABN is registered the business identity information is stored in the ABR as public and non-public data. Eligible government agencies can access and use the non-public data to provide improved community services.

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