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 articles, books, journals, and blogs that highlights this commitment to addressing SDG 2.

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Socio-cultural and economic factors affecting the choice of food diet in West Africa: a two‑stage Heckman approach

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Attributing changes in food insecurity to a changing climate

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Is nutrition science ready for the twenty-first century? Moving towards transdisciplinary impacts in a changing world

European Journal of Nutrition

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Food Insecurity Measurement: Stakeholder Comparisons of the EU-SILC and HFSSM Indicators and Considerations Towards the Usefulness of a Headline Indicator

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Analyzing values-based modes of production and consumption: Community-supported agriculture in the Austrian Third Food Regime

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Effects of salicylic acid, zinc and glycine betaine on morpho-physiological growth and yield of maize under drought stress

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Effects of sustainable agricultural practices on farm income and food security in northern Ghana

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Processing strategies to improve the breadmaking potential of whole-grain wheat and non-wheat flours

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Integrating Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design into Urban Governance Actions

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Women’s health: optimal nutrition throughout the lifecycle

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Does market access improve dietary diversity and food security? Evidence from Southwestern Ethiopian smallholder coffee producers

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The role of transdisciplinary research in the transformation of food systems

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The effect of vitamin D supplementation and nutritional intake on skeletal maturity and bone health in socio-economically deprived children

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Climatic conditions and infant care: implications for child nutrition in rural Ethiopia

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Understanding the Socio-Economic Vulnerability in Child Malnutrition Between Migrants and Non-Migrants Children (12–59 Months) in India: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study

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High burden of hypovitaminosis D among the children and adolescents in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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A brief review of the science behind the design of healthy and sustainable plant-based foods

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Healthy eating index patterns in adults by sex and age predict cardiometabolic risk factors in a cross-sectional study

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Open Access Books: Supporting the SDGs

Explore SDG-related open access books, find out how OA extends impact & reach, and discover funding opportunities

For SDG2 Researchers

Sustainable Development Goals: Life Below WaterDiscover 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.

Expert Blogs

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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