Global Conversations Series April 28, 2021

Global Conversation Series Continues with Achieving Zero Hunger: Perspectives from Four Universities Around the World

After decades of progress in reducing the number of people affected by hunger and malnutrition, the prevalence of global hunger began to increase again in 2015. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation, and if recent trends continue, the United Nations estimates that the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

On April 28, 2021, from 10-11 a.m. (PDT), join us for a panel discussion co-hosted by Earth University with faculty experts from UC Davis, Earth University (Costa Rica), Newcastle University (England), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Speakers are working on agriculture, food, nutrition, and related global issues. They will discuss how their work impacts UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger, and share updates on the valuable work being done at each university to address global hunger and malnutrition, as well as the areas of focus and concern for the next decade. 

The online event will begin with welcoming remarks by Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska, and Earth University President Arturo Condo, and feature:

  • Christine Stewart, Corinne L. Rustici Endowed Chair in applied human nutrition, and director of the Institute for Global Nutrition at UC Davis
  • Georg Lietz, professor of international nutrition, Newcastle University
  • Bianke Loedolff, postdoctoral research fellow, biotechnology, Stellenbosch University
  • Jose Eduardo Villalobos, professor of soil science, Earth University

Moderated by:

  • Ermias Kebreab, professor and Sesnon Endowed Chair of the Department of Animal Science, associate dean of global engagement, and director of the World Food Center in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis

UC Davis is committed to addressing global challenges like global hunger. As part of the University Global Coalition Decade of Action Initiative, UC Davis will join other like-minded universities across the world to work in partnership to address the SDGs.


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