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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
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781789738063
Published:
22 Jan 2021
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
124 pages - 198 x 129mm
Series:
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 examines the idea that to achieve global food security, we need to exponentially increase food production over the coming decades. Identifying a consensus that we need an agriculture that can multi-functionally increase food production while simultaneously enhancing nutrition, social and environmental goals, the book argues that if food sources are not able to contribute to a balanced, nutritious diet, then the implications for health and productivity of the population could be significant. It is imperative that SDG2 is met in all regions of the world for a vibrant and healthy society, and this requires both global and local commitment.

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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