Objectifs de développement durable

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators

Latest issue: A report on the indicators under FAO custodianship (2021)

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Six years into the 2030 Agenda, there is an urgent need to understand where the world stands in eliminating hunger and food insecurity, as well as in ensuring sustainable agriculture. FAO's new report, “Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators”, offers analysis and trends on indicators across eight SDGs (1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14 and 15), highlighting areas of progress and areas where further effort is needed.

Available in digital format, this year’s edition also discusses, for the first time, selected indicators for which FAO is a contributing agency and/or have key implications for food and agriculture across these Goals. These additional indicators provide valuable information on agricultural losses due to disasters, the distribution of land tenure rights, and the impact of international trade policies and regulations on agricultural trade, especially in developing and Least Developed Countries.

Some of the key findings

  • The COVID-19 pandemic might have pushed an additional 83-132 million into chronic hunger in 2020, making the target of ending hunger even more distant.
  • An unacceptably high proportion of food (14 percent) is lost along the supply chain before it even reaches the consumer
  • Agricultural systems bear the brunt of economic losses due to disasters
  • Small-scale food producers remain disadvantaged, with women producers in developing countries earning less than men even when more productive
  • Food price volatility has increased, due to the constraints placed by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns
  • Progress remains weak in maintaining plant and animal genetic diversity for food and agriculture
  • Gender inequalities in land rights are pervasive
  • Discriminatory laws and customs remain obstacles to women's tenure rights
  • Water stress remains alarmingly high in many regions, threatening progress towards sustainable development

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