SDG 2: Zero Hunger

The acute global impacts of climate change, the onset COVID-19, and the conflict in the Ukraine have exposed the present cracks in the food systems around the world. 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.

We invite you to read exceptional work from researchers working relentlessly towards reducing world hunger, offering insights which form the backbone of change towards reforming global food systems. Whether in biotechnology or in geography, whether in agronomy or in economics, whether in nutrition or in international law, here you'll find a selection of publications and blogs that highlights this commitment to addressing SDG 2.

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Boon Chin  Tan

Boon Chin Tan

Senior lecturer and deputy director in the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) at the University of Malaya

Editorial board member of Discover Food

"Environmental stress from climate change and agricultural activity threaten global food production, posing a severe threat to food security." Read the interview

Sheryl L  Hendriks

Sheryl L Hendriks

Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Editorial Board Member of BMC Public Health

"Even in the international domain, SDG2 is often incorrectly labelled ‘ending hunger’ – only one element of SDG2. " Read the interview

Charis M.  Galanakis

Charis M. Galanakis

Adjunct Professor of Taif University (Saudi Arabia) in Agricultural Sciences, and the Research and Innovation Director of Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece.

Editor-in-Chief of Discover Food

"Over the last year, [Dr. Galanakis] has been leading efforts on depicting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food sector and environment, publishing relevant scientific articles." Read the interview

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