Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

Organics and SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs or the Global Goals as they are known – set the UN development agenda for the next 15 years. They will be key in uniting efforts from global to local level in the public as well as the private sector to eradicate poverty and hunger, to achieve equitable and sustained economic growth and sustainable development, to protect the environment, and to promote peaceful and inclusive societies where no one is left behind. The goals and targets contain important messages and challenges for developed and developing countries including the Pacific Islands.

Organic Agriculture, if implemented in a truly sustainable manner, offers viable solutions to many
of the problems the Global Goals are meant to tackle. Investing in organic agriculture can address not only hunger and malnutrition but also other challenges including poverty; water use; climate change; and unsustainable production and consumption.

The Goals have clear links to the 5 Pacific Principles of Organic Agriculture: Health, Ecology, Fairness,
Care and Culture and Traditions and to support understanding of how organic agriculture can help
us achieve the Global Goals POETCom has developed a series of position statements on the Goals where organic agriculture can have the most impact.

Goal 1: No Poverty

Systems that depend upon sustainable use of locally available natural resources and farmers knowledge are far more likely to meet the needs and aspirations of...Read More

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Increasing productivity and incomes without harming fragile Pacific environments can best be done by increasing the knowledge of how to farm organically and, in the...Read More

Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing

By working with farmers to eliminate the use of chemicals in growing food by introducing safe organic alternatives, we can make a significant contribution to...Read More

Goal 5: Gender Equality

All Pacific communities include women and men with individual roles and perspectives that make different but equally valuable contributions to agriculture. Sharing a spirit of...Read More

Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation

Organic Agriculture not only eliminates the use of chemical pollutants in agriculture but also efficiently provides a solution to protecting the purity of current water...Read More

Goal 12: Responsible Production And Consumption

Organic farmers and processors in the Pacific are making significant contributions in this area, processing and exporting dried fruit and fruit pulps, utilizing produce that...Read More

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