Sustainable Agro Food Platform
Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 percent of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households. However, Asia remains the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total. One in four of the world’s children suffer stunted growth. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
500 million small farms worldwide, most still rainfed, provide up to 80 per cent of food consumed in a large part of the developing world. Investing in small-holder women and men is an important way to increase food security and nutrition for the poorest (SDG 2), as well as food production for local and global markets. While food security is one of the most important Sustainable Development Goal, Increasing Agro-food chemical contaminations have highly effected lives on earth (SDG 15) and lives under the seas (SDG 14).
Sustainable Agro Food (SAF) Platform has been initiated to empower 100,000 small-holder families to achieve sustainable food and agriculture production, assuring safe food value chain from producers to the end consumers, and strengthening up food value chain links to mutually achieve SDGs.