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The UK Government’s work on achieving SDG2: Zero Hunger

Inquiry

Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.

This inquiry investigated the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and wider UK Government’s work on hunger and nutrition around the world and work towards achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in line with SDG2. It will examine the impact on this work of significant ongoing cuts to the UK aid budget.

The Committee examined the effectiveness of the Government’s hunger and nutrition interventions, including calorie and nutritional value; whether it is targeting the right regions and groups of people and its humanitarian or short-term interventions as well as medium and long-term hunger and nutrition interventions.

The inquiry looked at the UK’s work on establishing food security including through improving sustainable food production and agricultural production in low-and-middle-income countries, factoring in the changes that will become increasingly necessary to improve climate resilience, increasing the genetic diversity of plant crops and supporting small-scale producers.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 March 2024
Inquiry The UK Government’s work on achieving SDG2: Zero Hunger
Witnesses Ruchi Tripathi (Global Lead on Livelihoods and Resilience at VSO), Dr Diana Onyango (Head of Technical Team at Farm Africa), and Dr Rachael McDonnell (Deputy Director General of IWMI, and Senior Program Director Water Systems, CGIAR)
Oral Evidence
12 March 2024
Inquiry The UK Government’s work on achieving SDG2: Zero Hunger
Witnesses Rory Stewart (President at Give Directly), and Jyotsna Puri (Associate Vice-President, Strategy & Knowledge at International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD))
Oral Evidence
30 January 2024
Inquiry The UK Government’s work on achieving SDG2: Zero Hunger
Witnesses Dr Mairo Mandara (Global Leadership Council Member at United Against Malnutrition and Hunger), and Grainne Moloney (Senior Nutrition Adviser at UNICEF)
Oral Evidence
IFAD (SZH0028)
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (SZH0027)
WaterAid (SZH0026)

Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1223/3285 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 4984 (media enquiries)
  • Address: International Development Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA