A guide to SDG2 Momentum

Please note that, due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed. We will update this page with further information once confirmed. 

Convened by the Government of Germany, the SDG2 Momentum will be held on June 5-10, 2020 in Berlin. Creating a space for diverse actors to gather, the event will take stock of what has worked and identify good practices in agriculture, food and nutrition, in order to readjust the SDG2 roadmap and meet the Global Goals by 2030. 

The event will place smallholder farmers at the centre of discussions and touch on the nexus issues of food security, climate change, rural development, gender and governance, planetary boundaries, as well as availability of data and innovation. 

Recognising the urgent need for SDG2 progress, the German Government invites stakeholders to gather in Berlin both physically and on-line in order to build on the programme proposed below with complementary conversations. The event will consist of multiple parts, please find a snapshot of these below.  

GAFSP Replenishment 

A key moment of the SDG2 Momentum is the replenishment of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a financing instrument  that invests in agriculture worldwide as a way to reduce poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, and support resilient and sustainable agriculture systems in low-income countries.  After 10 years in operation, GAFSP is recognized as key global financing vehicle for catalytic public and private investments across the entire agriculture value chain that significantly contributes to SDG2 by investing in smallholder farmers and their communities. 

See the GAFSP Investment Case for further information on the fund.

In Berlin, GAFSP will launch the Program’s replenishment period with the objective to raise US$1.5 billion over the next five years (2020-2025). With these additional funds, GAFSP aims to achieve the following results: 

  • Support efforts by at least 30 countries to build sustainable and resilient food systems, including through climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives
  • Deliver 20% increase in income for an additional 10 million farmers 
  • Deliver a 25% increase in yield for an additional 10 million farmers 
  • Create 1.1 million on- and off-farm jobs
  • Offer a flexible delivery model that can respond to relevant research and operationalize new products and knowledge

Launch of Ceres2030 cost

Authored by Cornell University, the International Food Research Policy Institute (IFPRI), and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), report Ceres2030 will launch at SDG2 Momentum. Made up of eight articles, Ceres2030 will explore different parts of the value chain, from small-scale producers to how food moves into markets to how agricultural investments can contribute to thriving food systems to determine effective SDG2.3/2.4 interventions for delivering SDG2. Findings from these eight articles will help to estimate what it will cost to end hunger sustainablyFind more information here. 

CGIAR Systems Council Meeting 

CGIAR is a global research partnership that works to reduce poverty, improve food and nutrition security, and improve natural resources and ecosystem services. Following SDG2 Momentum, the CGIAR Meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday and strive to continue the reform momentum that began at its Chengdu meeting in November 2019.

foodAnalysis of ONE WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER and other approaches to SDG2

Germany made the fight for food security and against hunger one of the focal areas of their developmental strategy. Working sessions will devote time and analysis to summarise the endeavours of the last few years and derive to lessons learned for the 10 years that are left to achieve SDG2. Find out more about One World Without Hunger.

A convening of civil society: get involved

Convened by Welthungerhilfe, a portion of the SDG2 Momentum is free for civil society stakeholders to programme and deliver their own content. More information on this section to follow.