Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

For economic development to succeed in Africa in the next 50 years, African agriculture will have to change beyond recognition. Production will have to increased alongside labour productivity, requiring a vast reduction in the proportion of the population engaged in agriculture and a large move out of rural areas.These changes directly contribute to the advancement of SDG 2 and 15 to increase food production in order to minimise hunger, with the help of sustainable methods of doing so to maintain functioning ecosystems.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 8, October 2014, Pages 15–22

Increasing smallscale agriculture is a must for sub-Saharan Africa. This intensification provides a component for producing more food to support the growing population in this area and means reaching SDG target 2.3 to increase incomes of food producers, in particular women, indigenous people and family farmers.


Global Environmental Change, Volume 28, September 2014, Pages 383–394

To overcome the challenges relating to food security, this report covers explorative scenarios with stakeholders from different sectors at the regional level in East Africa. Feasibility and long-term sustainability could be ensured by having decision makers own the process and focusing on developing strategic planning capacity within their home organizations, which enables the reach of SDG 2 and 15 as it promotes the production of sustainable agriculture while maintaining thriving ecosystems.

Food Policy, Volume 47, August 2014, Pages 117–128

The objective of this study is to explore empirical evidence on the quantitative importance of supply, demand, and market shocks for price changes in international food commodity markets. This article supports SDG 2 and in particular the fair functioning of international food markets.
The potential impact of dietary changes on health, the agricultural system and other environmental factors has only been studied to a limited extent. This study examines the large-scale consequences in the European Union of replacing 25–50% of animal-derived foods with plant-based foods on a dietary energy basis, assuming corresponding changes in production. It provides valuable insights to SDG target 2.3 to ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030, as well as SDG target 13.1 strengthening resilience and adapt to climate-related hazards.
Focused on a Green Future
Italy's leading petrochemical producer, Versalis has taken a fundamental shift in its strategy and direction, to renew its focus on innovation and green chemistry, providing opportunities for growth. This is the ICIS/Versalis supplement about green and bio-based chemicals and sustainabliity with videos embedded. Green chemistry fits in with SDG 9 Industry Innovation and SDG 7 Affordable Clean Energy.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 103, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 137–149

Diabetes is a serious and increasing global health burden and estimates of prevalence are essential for appropriate allocation of resources and monitoring of trends. The SDG 3.4 target for 2030 is to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. This paper concludes that low and middle income countries will experience the greatest increase of diabetes over the next 22 years, highlighting inequalities in healthcare and nutritition.

Journal of Cereal Science, Volume 59, May 2014

Meeting requirement for N for crop production and avoiding negative environmental impacts of N-pollutants, such as nitrate in water courses or release of N-containing greenhouse gases.
Elsevier, Food Safety Management: A Practical Guide for the Food Industry, Volume , November 2013
This book chapter addresses SDGs 3 and 12 by explaining the modern basics on food safety management, roles of different sectors, current challenges, and future outlook.
Looking at how the Food and Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles) can advance Goal 2, Goal 12, Goal 14 and Goal 15