“Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
INFORMATION “While the food system is complex and its problems multi-faceted, we know that the world’s largest food and beverage companies have enormous influence. Their policies drive how food is produced, the way resources are used and the extent to which the benefits trickle down to the marginalised millions at the bottom of their supply chains. Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign aims to provide people who buy and enjoy these products with the information they need to hold the Big 10 to account for what happens in their supply chains.” Source: https://www.behindthebrands.org/about/
“ The Zero Hunger Challenge: Transforming our Food Systems to Transform our World . The Zero Hunger Challenge was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. The Zero Hunger vision reflects five elements from within the SDGs, which taken together, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition, and build inclusive and sustainable food systems.” Page: http://www.un.org/en/zerohunger/challenge.shtml
“This issue of Get Connected: Food Security is FREE to download. It explores issues of food insecurity and how global citizens respond to these challenges. Inside you’ll find up-to-date case studies from Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, a debate on genetically modified crops and a food supply chain. This resource also features written and digital texts, photographs, a climate graph, map reading and cloze activities that help students understand food security. This issue addresses the Australian Curriculum in Geography, English, Civics and Citizenship, and Food Technology.”
GLOBAL EDUCATION AUSTRALIA
FOOD SECURITY Resource Page – includes teaching activities, resources and more.
The Future of Food: 2038
“A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake.”
This article about what food will look like in 2038 could be used as a way of stimulating questions and critical discussion around the challenges we face in our food system, the types of changes we can make and the system wide impacts of innovations.
“OpenSC uses cutting edge technology to track individual products from origin to consumer. The aim is to help businesses and consumers avoid illegal, environmentally damaging or unethical products, while improving supply chain accountability and transparency.”
“Refresh.ED is a comprehensive online resource to help teachers introduce food and nutrition in classrooms from kindergarten to year 10. On this website you will find classroom teaching materials as well as professional learning materials to enhance teacher knowledge and confidence to teach nutrition. Teaching and learning materials are based on research into nutrition education.
Age-appropriate teaching units address content descriptions in different learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Food and drink sources, choice, experience and links to health are all covered by the units, which include integrated learning tasks, worksheets, black-line masters and links to songs, stories, current affairs and online video clips.”
SDG2: ONE WORLD CENTRE RESOURCES
OWC Global Education Project Publications
Some of these publications may be downloaded from the OWC Publications page OR borrowed in hard copy from the OWC library as “class sets”.
Food For All (2008) (Available as a class set from the OWC library)
A ‘silent tsunami’: Global Food Security in the 21st century (2008)
The A ‘Silent Tsunami’: Global Food Security in the 21st Century (2008) booklet investigates the issue of food security, equity and sustainability. Freedom from hunger is a fundamental right but, despite many international commitments, many people still miss out for environmental, economic, political or social reasons.
Download from the Global Education Publications website: http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/publications/a-silent-tsunami.html
or borrow a class set from the OWC library.
SELECTED RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM THE OWC LIBRARY
The Kids Multicultural Cookbook
Gards for Little Hands Kit
The Big Food Project
Fun with Asian Food
Bush Tucker poster collection
Bush tucker poster collection
News and reports on food, food security and sustainable development from around the world.
But only two countries from Asia-Pacific feature in the index’s top 10, with Singapore topping the list for the first time and Australia ranking sixth. At the bottom of the rankings, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Myanmar are positioned among the world’s least food-secure countries, most of which are in Africa.”
Leon Kaye. “What are the root causes of food insecurity?” Triple Pundit.
“Earlier this month, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued its Annual Global Food Security Index. This year’s survey, which evaluated data from 113 countries, sheds light on which nations have the most robust – and vulnerable – food supplies. The world’s population could surge to 9 billion people by 2050, which means governments, the private sector and nonprofit organizations need to find creative yet more sustainable ways to meet increasing demand for food – planning that should have launched many yesterday’s ago.
EIU researchers evaluated three core challenges that each and every one of us considers when we shop for food: affordability, availability and quality.”