SDG2 - Zero Hunger: Food Security, Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture

Ambe Emmanuel Cheo
United Nations University, Germany

Kugedera Andrew Tapiwa
Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe

Product Details
22 Jan 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
124 pages - 129 x 198mm
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
SDG2 links food security, nutrition and a sustainable but climate resilient agriculture. This multi-dimensional goal encompasses several specific targets and indicators, aimed at ending hunger, improving nutrition and achieving food security through sustainable and resilient agriculture and income increase.

This book assesses the implications of SDG2 for the economic, social and environmental domains of communities and countries. Three case study countries (Nigeria, Ghana, and The Gambia) were used to record values of their SDG2 indicators to demonstrate the operationalization of keeping track and measuring progress. This research shows that many of the datasets for the three countries are not available in the Global SDG Indicators Database compiled through the United Nations system. This book supports the database update process by United Nation Statistics Division since it enhances the process of proper accounting in reporting progress. Furthermore, the book supports the enhancement of the adaptive capacity and resilience of small-scale farmers since it is critical to reverse the trend in the rise in hunger.

Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
Chapter 1. Introduction to SDG-2 
Chapter 2. The Importance of SDG-2 
Chapter 3. Applying SDG-2 
Chapter 4. Understanding the Interlinkages Between SDG-2 and the Other SDGs 
Chapter 5. Achieving SDG-2 – Opportunities and Challenges 
Chapter 6. Examples – Best Practices in Achieving SDG-2 
Chapter 7. Conclusion and Recommendations
Ambe Emmanuel Cheo holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. Currently, Dr Cheo is working with the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) where he is contributing to research activities, capacity building and outreach activities within the framework of projects at the Institute.

Kugedera Andrew Tapiwa is a DPhil student in Land management and conservation and lectures on Agriculture courses at Zimbabwe Open University and Great Zimbabwe University. He has extensive experience in agriculture, agroforestry and land management and is presently working on rainwater harvesting and agroforestry research in arid and semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe.

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