SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) of the United Nations aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. Hunger is a complex problem with many root causes, including poverty, inequality, conflict, and climate change. Research on SDG 2 covers a wide range of topics. 

This huSN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019b is a clearinghouse for research on UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger, published across Springer Nature. It features selected research from Springer Nature's journals, special issues, and cross-journal article collections, as well as selected books and book chapters. The curated research covers topics including food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and more.

SDG Talks: Food Security and Sustainability from a Microbiology Perspective

What if the microbial world, often viewed as the agents of disease and poverty, can offer practical solutions, ensuring our world can meet the nutritional needs of all its populations?

Complementing our special Collection Food Security and Sustainability from a Microbiology Perspective, this webinar will discuss the real world impact of the microbial world on food security and sustainability.

Hosted by Karen Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of Microbial Ecology. Karen will be joined by speakers in the field, including Wondwossen Abebe Gebreyes, Executive Director of Global One Health Initiative, and MeiLing Zhang, Senior Editor of Microbiome and Associate Editor of Animal Microbiome.

SDG2-related highlights

Featured Journals

Featured Books

The Sustainable development goals series

Discover the latest SDG2-related books published in Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals Series. 
The Series features research on each of the SDGs, addressing the urgent global challenges facing humanity. The books published in the Series feature impactful contributions that support the efforts to make the SDGs a reality.

Highlighted SDG 2-related articles

Determinants of adoption of small-scale irrigation practices as adaptation strategies to climate change stresses in Kersa District, Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

from Discover Food

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Higher food prices can reduce poverty and stimulate growth in food production

from Nature Food

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Global seaweed farming and processing in the past 20 years

from Food Production, Processing and Nutrition

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Nutrient supply from marine small-scale fisheries

from Scientific Reports

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Widening mismatch between UK seafood production and consumer demand: a 120-year perspective

from Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

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Regulated deficit irrigation: an effective way to solve the shortage of agricultural water for horticulture

from Stress Biology

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Sevenfold variation in global feeding capacity depends on diets, land use and nitrogen management

from Nature Food

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Water-efficient genotypes along with conservation measures significantly reduce the green and blue water footprints in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

from Scientific Reports

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Children’s and adolescents’ rising animal-source food intakes in 1990–2018 were impacted by age, region, parental education and urbanicity

from Nature Food

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"A comprehensive review on bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) as a gold mine of functional bioactive components for therapeutic foods    "

from Food Production, Processing and Nutrition

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The microbiome of cereal plants: The current state of knowledge and the potential for future applications

from Environmental Microbiome

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The Phantom Menace: latest findings on effector biology in the rice blast fungus

from aBIOTECH

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Simple solutions for complex problems? What is missing in agriculture for nutrition interventions

from Food Security

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Microbiome engineering and plant biostimulants for sustainable crop improvement and mitigation of biotic and abiotic stresses

from Discover Food

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Food insecurity and disasters: predicting disparities in total and first-time food pantry visits during the COVID-19 pandemic

from Food Security

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Explore Special Issues and Article Collections  

Springer Nature's SDG OA Book Collection

Why publish SDG research as an open access (OA) book? 

Because OA’s enhanced and equitable visibility means that research can reach the broader audience, and findings can be translated into actionable strategy. Explore OA books that support sustainable development and learn more about publishing your book OA - including funding options.

Information for authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 2 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 2 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
  • Support in writing and publishing your work — both free, including tutorials and paid research solutions services, including editing, translation, and more.  ᐅAuthor Services  ᐅResearch Solutions
  • An easy way to get started on a book. Even if it is only a germ of an idea, by filling in this form, you will be put in touch with an editor who can help you grow it into a fully formed book.  ᐅSubmit your book idea

News & Insights

News, insights and advice from the Springer Nature team, and personal stories from the research community. A selection of posts from The Source - A blog providing insight and discussion on publishing in the academic world, and Springboard - Springer Nature's blog on all things open research.

For SDG2 researchers

Sustainable Development Goals: Zero HungerDiscover SDG 2 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this repository for viewing/downloading, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more.

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