SDG 2: Zero Hunger

The acute global impacts of climate change and the onset Covid-19 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. SDG 2: Zero Hunger aims to address these exact problems. 

Springer Nature has published some 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 books, journal, and blog content that highlights this commitment to addressing SDG 2.

Specially Curated Research

The month of June honors the diligence of those who work to ensure global food safety, and the ways in which we continue to protect the foods of all cultures in a manner that is sustainable and conscious of natural resources. Here, our editors have collected articles and chapters around the key areas of Food Safety and Sustainable Gastronomy. Explore our exclusive research, and learn how you can share your own knowledge by submitting your papers to the available calls for content. 

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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