Overall health and well-being impact many important aspects of human life, from career and family to socioeconomic experience. Studies have shown that better health and higher levels of perceived well-being are associated with decreased risk of chronic disease and injury, better immunity, and increased longevity.
Although most developed nations have greater access to health resources and best practices, many developing countries around the world do not. In the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote worldwide sustainability, Good health and Well-Being ranks third on the list.
Here’s how Dimitra is approaching this non-negotiable health goal, especially as it relates to global agriculture today.
Good Health and Well-Being SDG
3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”
The SDG objective for Good Health and Well Being not only focuses on health and wellness. It also looks at the ways in which poverty, illness, discrimination, and populations intersect.
This goal coincides with several other SDGs, such as the goals to mitigate unclean water, inequality, and world hunger. With an emphasis on “leave nobody behind,” it also addresses socioeconomic inequalities including education, income, and gender.
Health Education and Improved Access
Nearly 3.4 billion people around the world live in rural, developing locations without frequent access to clean water or food — the two fundamental requirements for good health. Even when given the resources to improve food and water quality, a lack of proper education surrounding health and well-being presents ongoing risks.
In addition to improving access to health supplies and basic resources, reliable educational frameworks are crucial for enabling effective change. When working toward SDG #3 for Good Health and Well-Being, education and technology are two essential parts of the solution.
Dimitra: Advocating for the Well-Being of Farmers and the World
One of the most practical ways to improve the well-being of a population is to improve access to quality nutrition, adequate healthcare, accurate education, and emerging technologies. With smallholder farms producing nearly one-third of the world’s food, it’s vital that farmers in rural locations have the resources they need to achieve and maintain sustainable health and well-being.
The hard work and harvests of farmers contribute endlessly to the well-being of the world. But smallholder farmers have families to support. They should not have to sacrifice their own health and well-being for the sake of crop production.
Dimitra is dedicated to helping farmers improve their lives as well as their livelihoods. By supplying farmers in developing countries with opportunities, technology, and education, we’ve seen many smallholder farms become more sustainable. The Connected Farmer App, for example, democratizes farming technology by helping farmers learn best practices for business, farm operation, livestock management, and even Track & Trace features. All of these contribute to increased income, fewer risks, and fairer outcomes.
Dimitra’s agricultural technology solutions help farmers and other agricultural workers gain access to food, market opportunities, land protection, and community support. Dimitra also helps to improve SDG 3 by working with students and Universities to teach, and work hands-on with farmers and farming communities. Dimitra continues to work with government and farming organizations to strengthen farm-related jobs while mitigating health risks.
Join Dimitra in the mission to encourage better health and well-being. Visit www.dimitra.io to learn more.