Ceres2030: Ending World Hunger

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Ending world hunger by 2030 may seem like an insurmountable task, but two University Libraries faculty members are helping to advance this critical mission. 

Florian Diekmann and Jessica Page have co-authored articles for a collection produced by the Ceres2030 consortium, in which 84 researchers (including 14 librarians) from 24 countries provided evidence synthesis and economic modeling to find solutions to global hunger. Their work will be presented as part of a free, online event organized by Nature Research on October 22 at 9 a.m. EST. 

According to the Ceres2030 consortium, 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.  

The article co-authored by Page in Nature Sustainability is titled “A scoping review on incentives for adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and their outcomes.” In this article, the authors explore how incentives offered to farmers motivate the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and whether they result in measurable outcomes.  

The article co-authored by Diekmann is titled “A scoping review of research funding for small-scale farmers in water scarce regions,” and concerns the global issue of water scarcity, which disproportionately affects small-scale farmers in low- and middle-income countries.  

The online event on October 22 will coincide with new, evidence-based syntheses from the Ceres2030 consortium, bringing researchers and decision-makers together to discuss and align the policy agenda. The event will be of interest to social and agricultural scientists in research and development organizations, donors and other agencies who are working to achieve better connections between science and policy, and other science-minded stakeholders who are engaged in agricultural development, poverty eradication and sustainable agriculture. Click here to learn more and register.