Every country of the world has a severe malnutrition problem. Yields per acre have plateaued across the developed world, soil fertility is declining, and climate change is affecting all production systems. And by 2030, forecasts are that there will be an extra 1.5 billion people worldwide.
Food touches all areas of our lives. To reach SDG2, we need to take into account the environment, society, and livelihoods, as well as farming, trade and health. Ripple Effect’s holistic approach to international development does just that.
We work in sub-Saharan Africa, where one in four people goes hungry. The subsistence farmers we support are generally malnourished and food insecure. Yet by the end of our projects, they are giving their families healthy diets, trading surplus produce, and protecting the land for future generations.