Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge Is Power

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The UN’s Division for Sustainable Development Goals provides a roadmap for the peace and prosperity of humanity and the planet. It includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), which are each an urgent call to action by all countries in a global partnership.

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

 

Goal #1

Goal #1

Ending Extreme Poverty

At SupPlant, we strive to provide all small-scale farmers the opportunity to grow by easing and lowering the cost of data and knowledge.

The share of the world’s population living in extreme poverty declined from 15.7% in 2010 to 10.0% in 2015; however, the pace of global poverty reduction has been decelerating. Nowcast estimates put the global poverty rate in 2019 at 8.2%. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, progress towards Goal 1 had slowed, and the world was not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030. Now, as the world anticipates the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression, tens of millions of people will be pushed back into poverty, undoing years of steady improvement.

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Goal #2

Goal #2

Ending Hunger

Farmers who used SupPlant yielded higher amounts and have more food for themselves and their communities.

Eradicating hunger and achieving food security remains a challenge, more so in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. At the global level, hunger and food insecurity have been on the rise, and malnutrition still affects millions of children. The situation is likely to get worse owing to economic slowdowns and disruptions caused by a pandemic-triggered recession. In addition to COVID-19, the desert locust upsurge in six Eastern African countries and Yemen – where 35 million people are already experiencing acute food insecurity – remains alarming.

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Goal #3

Goal #3

Promoting Good Health & Wellbeing

SupPlant is fully committed to the success and health of farmers’ crops, providing data that enables stronger, better, and tastier crops that encourage more people to consume healthy produce.

Until the end of 2019, advances in many areas of health continued, but the rate of progress was not sufficient to meet most Goal 3 targets. The COVID-19 pandemic is throwing progress even further off track. The rapid increase in COVID-19 cases is causing a significant loss of life and overwhelming many health systems. Essential health services and lifesaving interventions are being disrupted. People are unable or afraid to go to health-care facilities to seek services such as check-ups, vaccinations, and even urgent medical care.

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Goal #6

Goal #6

Ensure Availability of Clean Water & Sanitation

SupPlant reduces water use and waste while improving crop yield and health. With SupPlant, little to no water contaminates the aquifers and other water resources.

Water is essential not only to health, but also to poverty reduction, food security, peace, and human rights, ecosystems, and education. Nevertheless, countries face growing challenges linked to water scarcity, water pollution, degraded water-related ecosystems, and cooperation over transboundary water basins. In addition, funding gaps and weak government systems hold many countries back from making needed advancements. Unless current rates of progress increase substantially, Goal 6 targets will not be met by 2030.

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Goal #8

Goal #8

Promoting Decent Work & Economic Growth

SupPlant provides farmers with better technology and accurate data, which encourages success and a higher proportion of people wanting to be involved in agriculture. A thriving agricultural ecosystem can encourage rural communities to become self-sufficient, through healthy agricultural practices.

After the global economic downturn in 2009, the world as a whole witnessed rising labor productivity and improved unemployment rates, despite large disparities across regions. Ten years later, in 2019, the global economy again slowed, with the lowest growth since 2008–2009. The coronavirus in 2020 has caused abrupt and profound changes, slowing the economy even further. It is having an adverse impact on the world’s labor markets, particularly on workers in informal employment, the self-employed, daily wage earners, and workers in sectors at the highest risk of disruption.

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Goal #9

Goal #9

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Promoting Sustainable Industrialization & Innovation

SupPlant provides more information to farmers and promotes installing sustainable products that foster innovation for small-hold farmers.

Promoting inclusive and sustainable industries and continuing to invest in physical infrastructure, innovation, and research is vital to long-term economic development. Investment in research and development (R&D) globally and financing for economic infrastructure in developing countries has increased. What’s more, the intensity of global CO2 emissions has declined, and impressive progress has been made in mobile connectivity.

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Goal #13

Goal #13

Taking Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change

SupPlant natural takes into consideration climate changes and reacts accordingly, allowing farmers to make more natural, non-evasive decisions to prevent long-term damages to their crops and fields.

The climate crisis continues unabated as the global community shies away from the full commitment required for its reversal. The year 2019 was the second warmest on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010–2019), bringing with it massive wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, floods, and other climate disasters across continents. Global temperatures are on track to rise as much as 3.2°C by the end of the century. To meet the 1.5°C – or even the 2°C – maximum target called for in the Paris Agreement, greenhouse gas emissions must begin falling by 7.6 percent each year starting in 2020.

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Goal #15

Goal #15

Protecting, Restoring, & Promoting Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Ecosystems

SupPlant’s smart irrigation platform preserves and improves the soil composition that is normally damaged in large-scale farming. Instead of irrigating the soil, only the plants are irrigated, leaving the needed nutrients in the soil without causing land erosion or soil contamination.

Conservation of terrestrial ecosystems is not trending towards sustainability. Forest areas continue to decline at an alarming rate, protected areas are not concentrated in sites known for their biological diversity, and species remain threatened with extinction. Moreover, surging wildlife crime, land-use changes such as deforestation, and habitat encroachment are primary pathways of transmission for emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, threatening public health and the world economy.

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Goal #17

Goal #17

Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

At SupPlant, we understand the need to make the world better and are ready to work with like-minded partners to implement, educate, and innovate farmers around the world to provide a more knowledgeable and sustainable agricultural experience.

Support for implementing the SDGs has been steady but fragile, with major and persistent challenges. Financial resources remain scarce, trade tensions have been increasing, and crucial data is still lacking. The COVID-19 pandemic is now threatening past achievements, with trade, foreign direct investment, and remittances all projected to decline. The pandemic also appears to be accelerating existing trends of global value chain decoupling.

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