WEBINAR: Uniting Science and Policy to End Hunger

Uniting Science and Policy to End Hunger

A conversation on Sustainable Development Goal 2 presented by Nature Research

22 October 2020

Ten percent of the world’s population are currently undernourished. To achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) of zero hunger by 2030, profound changes to our global food and agricultural systems must be made. Much of the future increase in food demand will come from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; regions that remain hotspots of hunger and poverty. What interventions then will be effective in transforming the lives and incomes of rural farmers and what will be the cost of ending hunger sustainably?

This free, online event — organised by Nature Research to coincide with new, evidence-based syntheses from the Ceres2030 consortium — brought researchers and decision-makers together to discuss and align the policy agenda.

The event is of interest to social and agricultural scientists in research and development organisations, donors and other agencies who are working to achieve better connections between science and policy, and other stakeholders sophisticated in issues of science who are engaged in agricultural development, poverty eradication and sustainable agriculture.

We have less than ten years to work together as a global community to transform food systems to deliver sustainable, nutritious and healthy diets for all people. The clock is ticking. Register now to secure your place, be part of this important discussion and learn how we can achieve this ambitious goal.


  • Jaron Porciello, Cornell University, USA
  • Paul Winters, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Leslie Lipper, Cornell University, USA
  • Hale Tufan, Cornell University, USA
  • Gero Carletto, World Bank
  • Joachim von Braun, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Marcelis Acevedo, Cornell University, USA
  • Isabella Baltenweck, International Liverstock Research Institute
  • Eugenie Maïga, Norbert Zongo University, Burkina Faso
  • Livia Bizikova, International Istitute for Susatinable Development
  • Tanya Stathers, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Valeria Piñeiro, International Food and Policy Research Institute
  • Segenet Kelemu, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
  • Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Michigan State University, USA
  • Ellen McCullogh, University of Georgia, USA
  • Martin Hoppe, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Ehsan Masood, Nature
  • Chris Surridge, Nature Plants
  • Anne Mullen, Nature Food
  • Monica Contestabile, Nature Sustainability
Nature magazine: EDITORIAL 12 OCTOBER 2020
Ending hunger: science must stop neglecting smallholder farmers
Policymakers urgently need ideas on ways to end hunger. But a global review of the literature finds that most researchers have had the wrong priorities.

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