The conference Towards Zero Hunger brings together key stakeholders to discuss their views and contributions for achieving the SDGs, and to take action towards reaching the targets and partnerships. The focus for presentations, dialogues and actions is: “Evidence base for healthy, sustainable and inclusive food systems”, “Balancing synergies and trade-offs between SDGs”, and “Governance and SDGs”.
The conference will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on 30-31 August 2018. The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17).
The outputs of the three themes (“Evidence base for healthy, sustainable and inclusive food systems”, “Balancing synergies and trade-offs between SDGs”, and “Governance and SDGs”) lead into ”Foodsystem transformation Pathways to achieve the SDGs”. These pathways will be developed through an interactive process with the participants of the various stakeholders.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and underlying targets are interdependent. SDG2 Zero Hunger, is strongly related to other goals and underlying targets like SDG1 Zero poverty, SDG3 Health, SDG6 Water, SDG11 Urbanisation, SDG12 Sustainable consumption, SDG13 climate action, and SDG14 and 15 Life on land and water. Understanding the different interactions among SDGs and their targets is key to unlock their full potential at multiple-scales, and to ensure progress in some areas is not made at the expense of others.
Parallel session on Food Systems
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is co-organizing a parallel session on August 30 at 14:00 entitled “A food system approach to food & nutrition security”.
For more information on the programme, please visit the WUR website.
WUR-SDG Event Newsletters
- WUR-SDG Newsletter #1 (January 2018)
- WUR-SDG Newsletter #2 (February 2018)
- WUR-SDG Newsletter #3 (June 2018)
- WUR-SDG Newsletter #5 (June 2018)
- WUR-SDG Newsletter #6 (July 2018)