The Missing Middle: Connected action on agriculture and nutrition across global, national and local levels to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2

L.J.L. Veldhuizen*, K.E. Giller, P.J.M. Oosterveer, I.D. Brouwer, S.J.C. Janssen, H.H.E. van Zanten, M.A. Slingerland

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Abstract

Sustainable development goal 2 (SDG 2) challenges the world to connect food production and consumption in a way that matches local contexts and enables everyone to enjoy a healthy diet that is produced sustainably and contributes to the other SDGs. We identify a Missing Middle between food production and consumption, and between globally defined goals and local implementation practices that may hinder progress towards SDG 2. Examples of this Missing Middle and how it can be bridged demonstrate that key challenges should be addressed in a more integrated manner for more effective action on SDG 2. We encourage actors in food provisioning to start addressing the Missing Middle by collaborating with relevant stakeholders in specified cases.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100336
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Food Security
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • SDG2
  • Food systems
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food security
  • Pathways
  • Stakeholders

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