The members have focused on selected political entry points to support the achievement of SDG2. By facilitating direct exchange and information sharing, the Platform enables its members to coordinate their development assistance. This coordination includes the “50 by 2030 Initiative,” to align country visions and donor commitments to deliver SDG2 and grow enough food to feed the world. Further initiatives aim to share expertise in reporting on SDGs and mapping of donor commitments. The current SDG indicator framework will remain in place at least until 2020, when the first comprehensive review is scheduled.
While agriculture, food and nutritional security should remain a major focus of attention, world leaders increasingly realize the complexity of the challenges. Nurturing a sustainable future requires major transformations across issues and sectors, which can achieved only be building bridges between disciplines, people, and territories.
In acknowledgement of this fact, Wageningen University and Research convened its recent international SDG2 conference “Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact,” uniting the discussion on SDG2 with SDG17 – Creating partnerships. Speaking at the conference high-level forum, Akinwumi Adesina, President of our member African Development Bank, emphasized the inter-connectedness of the efforts to tackle hunger and malnutrition: from electricity and financing instruments to technical innovation and political accountability as well as the cross-cutting issues of youth, gender and climate change.