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World Not on Track to End Hunger and Cut Farm Emissions, UN Says

  • Food and Agriculture Organization, OECD issue outlook
  • Reversing trends would require major overhaul this decade

The global agriculture sector won’t eradicate hunger by the end of the decade or meet climate goals from the Paris Agreement without a major overhaul, key agencies cautioned Wednesday. 

A United Nations pledge to eliminate hunger by 2030 appears out of reach, as low-income nations struggle to afford better diets, its Food and Agriculture Organization said in a joint report with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are also seen continuing to rise on a business-as-usual path.