In 2015, the UN established a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be achieved by 2030. Food and agriculture can help achieve multiple SDG, especially those related with poverty, nutrition, economic growth and the environment.
The INC has identified 9 SDG the nut and dried fruit industry can have an impact on:
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Latest News and Publications
Sustainability Update: September 8, 2021
8 September, 2021
Read about the latest sustainability news from the European Union regarding organic production and import controls.
Sustainability Update: July 28, 2021
28 July, 2021
See sustainability news from the European Union and also from the United Nations.
Italy: Samurai Wasp Authorized to Combat Halyomorpha halys
28 July, 2021
On July 7, the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MITE) of Italy approved the 2021 plan for the biological control of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys).
Jason Chen, Senior Sourcing Manager, Aisa Nuts, Mars Wrigley, China
19 July, 2021
"We believe our business will thrive for generations to come only if the millions of people who contribute to our success thrive too."
During the INC 3D Online Conference from May 25-27, 2021, the INC hosted the Nutfruit & Sustainability webinar which covered some of the hottest topics concerning nuts and dried fruits and sustainability. With an international panel of experts, this session touched on how the sector can increase and continue sustainable activities.