Zero Hunger: Developing Sustainable Food Systems

via Zoom

An estimated 821 million people worldwide are living in hunger—a number that has been trending up over the last five years after decades of steady decline (UN). Additionally, we are likely to have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century (WRI). Increasing agricultural productivity and sustainable food production are crucial to help alleviate the perils of hunger. But in order to sustainably feed our growing population a multi-prong approach is needed that considers everything from food waste and distribution, to the productivity of small scale and organic farming systems, to developing new technology to increase yields and protect crops from threats due to a changing climate (National Geographic).

In this 9th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, a panel of scholars and practitioners will discuss what they are doing to help sustainably feed the world's growing population— from developing new crops, to working hand-in-hand with farmers and students to exploring how climate affects food security across the globe. Panelists will offer examples and insights on where progress is being made and where more work is needed. Comments and discussion will focus on SDG #2 Zero Hunger targets.


  • Nick Jordan - Professor and Co-Lead Forever Green Initiative, University of Minnesota
  • Teresa Bertossi - Assistant Professor and Director of Research Education and Outreach UMD Land Lab, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Deepak Ray - Senior Scientist IonE's Knowledge Initiatives, University of Minnesota


  • Karen Brown, PhD, Co-Lead UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota
  • Katey Pelican, DVM, PhD, Co-Lead UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota

This webinar is hosted by the University of Minnesota Sustainable Development Goal Initiative in partnership with the Office for Public Engagement




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