SDG 2: Zero hunger
SDG 2: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.
ICT's role in reaching this goal
ICT positively impacts GDP across the development scale. ICT can bring solutions in the areas of nutrition and sustainable agriculture, it can also aid in humanitarian circumstances, improving people's ability to access basic goods in times of crisis. When it comes specifically to food, ICT access such as SMS, can improve the sustainability of agriculture by empowering farmers and fishermen in rural communities to run their businesses more efficiently and reach new markets which can be a trigger for increasing productivity.
ICT solutions making an impact
IoT farming, Japan
PS Solutions, affiliated with SoftBank, and CKD are using Ericsson IoT Accelerator together with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to optimize agricultural processes. The platform provides integration of new IoT devices as agriculturalists need them and immediate access to devices after installation, enabled by the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform.
The future of food
The Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017, with the theme 'The future of food', challenged students from around the world to explore how ICT can transform the way we produce, transport, distribute and consume food. Team SNAP, from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, was named the overall winner of Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017. SNAP's solution reduces cost and inefficiency of soil sample analytics by providing farmers with real-time data enabling them to select appropriate fertilizers.
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