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UCD In Conversation: Why is Ending Hunger so Difficult?
The risks of food insecurity have increased exponentially in the wake of a global pandemic. More than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but millions of people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is now on the rise again. Why do people still go hungry when we have “enough” food? Why is so much food wasted? What are the challenges of enabling productivity and profitability through sustainable systems of food production?

Join our expert panellists Professor Dolores O'Riordan, Director, UCD Institute of Food & Health, and UCD VP for Global Engagement, Dr Aifric O Sullivan, Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the UCD Institute of Food and Health & Professor Jim Kinsella, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science to hear about progress being made on Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger both in Ireland and further afield,

In November 2019, UCD adopted UCD’s Strategy 2020-2024 ‘Rising to the Future’ within which the first of four strategic themes is ‘Creating a Global Sustainable Society’. As with all four strategic themes, this theme will operate and challenge the University community across all university activities, including research, education, operations and engagement.

Hosted on Zoom, these lively, virtual discussions focus on critical global challenges and offer insights for uncertain times. UCD alumni are invited to tune in from home and submit questions for a Q&A session at the end of each interview.

This event takes place within the framework of UCD's membership of United Nations Academic Impact programme. UNAI aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realisation of UN goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.

Jan 27, 2022 01:00 PM in Dublin

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