SDG 2 — End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

(1)  Globally, a decreasing number of corporations controls food production and distribution. This is leading to an increasing centralization of agricultural skills and knowledge. Digital technologies such as precision-farming have become a new field of investment for these corporations. Simultaneously, IT companies are entering the food sector. In order to ensure sustainable, people-centered food systems, governments have to limit market shares controlled by single corporations and create and implement legal instruments to dissolve agricultural oligopolies. Digital genetic information should not be a tradeable good. Intellectual property rights of agricultural knowledge as well as respective data have to lie with peasants, farmers, farming communities the landless, nomadic communities and indigenous peoples.

(2)  Digital farming technologies must serve the farmers, support them in their daily life and not create further structures of dependence. A cooperation between farmers and digital experts based on open source technologies should be strengthened and supported.

(3)  A non-digital kind of agriculture, with agro-ecological farming methods, peasant seed systems, free access to and exchange of seeds, local markets with public infrastructure and a democratic food system, has to continue to exist and be ensured eg. by governments.

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