Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

Approximately 79.2 million people are estimated to be chronically food impoverished as of 2018, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, conflict, flooding, agricultural resource limitation and other factors. Over 86 million children under the age of five are dangerously underweight. And two person in every five still goes to bed hungry in Nigeria

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices: supporting small scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity. Together with the other goals set out here, we can end hunger by 2030.

Facts and figures

79.2 million

4 in 10 Nigerians are at the risk of sleeping hungry everyday.

5 in10

Children in Nigeria are at the risk of missing at least one meal every day and eating less than the required nutritional meal.


Children under five in Nigeria are stunted


Nearly 1,000 Nigerian children die everyday of malnutrition-related causes every day – a total of 361,000 annually

2.1 million

Nigerian under five children affected by malnutrition

< 2%

Percentage of annual budgetary allocation to agriculture is less than 2% with Nigeria investing just 0.02 per cent in nutrition


70 percent of the population engages in agricultural production at a subsistence level.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1 No Poverty
Goal 2 Zero Hunger
Goal 3 Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4 Quality Education
Goal 5 Gender Equality
Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities And Communities
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 Climate Action
Goal 14 Life Below Water
Goal 15 Live on Land
Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17 Partnership For The Goals

Goals in action