Effects of conflict – including the high cost of production, inability to access land, and movement of households to safer areas – have caused agricultural productivity to decline by more than 50 per cent. This, in addition to the inflated cost of basic food commodities, make it very difficult for the vast majority of Yemeni households to feed their families. Tens of thousands of people are already in advanced stages of extreme food deprivation and approximately 238,000 people will face similar conditions if food assistance is disrupted for even a few days.
The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, ensuring that all people can access sufficient and nutritious food throughout the entire year. 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.