This goal is about making sure that everyone can enjoy a safe, nutritious diet, all year round

Why does SDG2 matter to Timor-Leste?

Relevant Target for

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 five 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 the incomes of SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCERS, particularly 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 genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at national, regional and international levels, and ensure 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

Local and regional governments’ management of natural resources in rural areas, particularly land and water, underpins food security for the surrounding territory. Local governments can support agricultural production and local economic growth by strengthening transport infrastructure and markets to promote local food chains.

In urban areas, local governments must ensure that people are
able to purchase and cook safe, affordable, nutritious food. Urban planning can play a major role in waste reduction and food security by facilitating effective food-related transport and storage, access to clean water and sanitation. They can also promote urban agriculture on both public and private land.

Local governments can use healthcare services and schools to identify and tackle child malnutrition.

Rural local governments can manage collective resources and reform land tenure in ways that protect the rights of the poorer groups, including secondary right holders.


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