SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Because of the acute global impacts of climate change and Covid-19, combating hunger and malnutrition, and improving the functioning of food systems, are now an even greater priority of national and international policymakers around the world than they were when the UN Sustainable Development Goals were announced in 2015. Research that can help deliver insights and solutions towards the reduction of hunger, as targeted by SDG 2, is a major publishing focus of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme, whether in biotechnology or in geography, whether in agronomy or in economics, whether in nutrition or in international law. Here we present a selection of books, journals and magazines content that highlights our commitment to addressing SDG 2.

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Enhancing sustainable food production in the face of climate change is vital to end hunger

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A sustainable agri-food system is one in which a variety of sufficient, nutritious and safe foods is available at an affordable price to everyone, and nobody is hungry or suffers from any form of malnutrition.

The UN Secretary-General convened the very first Food Systems Summit in September 2021 to forge consensus on bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, with an aim to get back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

In honour of this, we spoke to Boon Chin Tan, senior lecturer and deputy director in the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) at the University of Malaya, and editorial board member of our new open-access journal Discover Food.

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