2.a.1 Agriculture Orientation Index
The agriculture orientation index (AOI) is the agriculture share of government expenditures, divided by the agriculture share of GDP. A value greater than one reflects a higher orientation towards the agriculture sector, which receives a higher share of government spending relative to its contribution to GDP. A value less than one, however, reflects a lower orientation to agriculture. An index equal to one reflects neutrality in a government’s orientation to the agriculture sector.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2017). Retrieved from “http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/?#data”
2.a.1 Agriculture Orientation Index in the Sustainable Development Goals
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2. 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.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Related 2.a.1 Agriculture Orientation Index Targets
Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries