Edible Spaces and SDG#2 Zero Hunger
In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes 17 inter-connected goals addressing global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Edible Spaces is an initiative to experiment and find potential solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly for SDG#2 Zero Hunger which aims at achieving food security, improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. Read on to learn more about SDG#2 and Edible Spaces.
Researched by Edible Spaces Intern Tiffany Fong.
SINCE THE 1900S, SOME
75% OF CROP DIVERSITY
HAS BEEN LOST FROM FARMERS' FIELDS.
BETTER USE OF AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO MORE NUTRITIOUS DIETS, ENHANCED LIVELIHOODS FOR FARMING COMMUNITIES AND MORE RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING SYSTEMS.
Source: United Nations (unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2019/)
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
"A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed to nourish today’s 800 million hungry + the additional 2 billion increase in global population expected by 2050"
What does the Edible Spaces initiative do for SDG#2?
Although our direct impact on ending hunger and attaining food security is limited, we hope to raise awareness on this topic and nurture our students to be future leaders to play a part in solving global problems. We believe the campus is a living lab to test out potential solutions to achieve the SDGs. Here are some of our actions in regard to SDG#2 Zero Hunger.
Utilise campus space for food production.
Increase access to space for growing food
Test out the potential of urban farming to enhance food security in the city
Shorten food supply lines and reduce carbon footprint
Host organic farming workshops
Promote sustainable and resilient agricultural practices
Spread knowledge and skills to enable people to grow their own food
Organise monthly harvest sharing activities
Share nutritious food we grow with the community