Farmers are the key to achieve Sustainable Food Security. What farmers produce is the precondition to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 2.
They produce food, feed and fiber. They lend and manage the land for coming generations. They are the ones maintaining their land fertile and their soils in a good health. Farmers have the knowledge and are eager to produce food even more efficiently with the sustainability of natural resources in focus. Resource efficiency will be improved further by technology and innovation.
More than 1 billion people in the world live in absolute poverty. 925 million people do not have enough food in order to sustain life and work. The great majority of these people live in the rural areas, and most of them are farmers. Farmers constitute about one third of the world´s population, but half of the world´s hungry.