Achieving Zero Hunger: Challenges to Building Sustainable Food Systems (2022)

This session discusses the challenges of reaching SDG 2 by 2030, the possible paths towards achieving that Goal, and the role of universities in taking humanity forward around sustainable food systems. It also discusses and highlights the value of global university partnerships in support of SDG2 (and all SDGs). The session highlights some innovations that will help in achieving the goals of SDG2, discusses the gaps, and engages on how universities can play an active role in reducing the gap.


Ermias Kebreab, Associate Dean of Global Engagement, Director of the World Food Center, and Sesnon Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis

José E Villalobos Leandro, Professor of Soils Science, EARTH University

Patrick Cortbaoui, Managing Director of McGill’s Institute for Global Food Security, McGill University

Georg Lietz, Professor of International Nutrition, Newcastle University

Leandro Giatti, Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health, University of São Paulo

Moderated by Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean, Global Affairs and Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, UC Davis