Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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 supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.

Overview of some indicators

Prevalence of population with food insecurity
Agriculture orientation index for government expenditures

Achieving food security is one of the government’s priorities for the next five years. The Kingdom of Bahrain is working to ensure the sustainability of its food supplies by accelerating the development of the agricultural sector, and increasing local agricultural production,which currently makes up 10% of the total. Several initiatives support the advancement of the agricultural sector and Bahraini farmers. The strategic plan focuses on expanding agriculture without soil in addition to taking advantage of solar energy in agricultural operations and introducing modern irrigation systems that optimize water consumption. The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, & Urban Planning is also keen to involve the private sector in fish farming investment because of its significant impact in achieving food security.

The National Initiative for Agricultural Development aims to improve the effectiveness of the agricultural sector in achieving social, environmental and economic prosperity by unifying various agricultural initiatives in the Kingdom and spreading awareness of the importance of agriculture to all other sectors and encourage a sense of public responsibility towards it. The initiative also seeks to revive agricultural markets by involving as many young people as possible and supporting owners of small and medium enterprises, helping them market their products in a way that benefits the public.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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