there is over
one million tonnes of
food waste disposed of each year
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, 2019
SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030
WHY IT MATTERS
Hunger occurs when people do not get enough nutrients for fully active and healthy lifestyles, creating a trap from which people cannot easily escape. People affected by hunger are less productive individuals, who are more prone to disease and are often unable to earn more and improve their livelihoods. There are more than 800 million people who suffer from hunger worldwide and yet we waste 1 million tonnes of food each year in Ireland. It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while protecting the environment.