- The Goals
- SDG 1: No Poverty
- SDG 2: Zero Hunger
- SDG 3: Good health and well-being
- SDG 4: Quality education
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
- SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
- SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
- SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
- SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
- SDG 13: Climate action
- SDG 14: Life below water
- SDG 15: Life on land
- SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
From a small and humble beginning, Embark has grown to represent a diverse membership base of more than 35,000 members. The Food Rescue program collects healthy yet imperfect-looking produce that does not meet the selling criteria of supermarket chains and redistributes it to the university community for free or by donation.
Food Systems Lab is a research and innovation hub at SFU. It works on solutions for equitable collaboration to reduce food waste and support a sustainable food system that enhances ecosystems, conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.
How do we feed the world’s population of 7.8 billion? Afagh Mohagheghi and research team aim to utilize renewable energy and energy savings strategies to develop sustainable indoor gardens at SFU’s Surrey campus.
Research, Teaching and Learning
Speaking up and speaking out in creative and accessible ways is how Tammara Soma is building her career and helping change the world’s food system to one that is more just and sustainable.
Facts and Figures
- 202 research publications related to SDG 2, 2017-2022 (source: SciVal)
- 69 active research projects related SDG 2 funded between 2017-2022
- 3 courses related to SDG 2, representing 270 students, were offered between the 2018/19 - 2020/21 academic years, including: Food and the City GEOG 385, an exploration of how food is related to cities, giving particular attention to the culture and politics of food production, distribution, and consumption.
BCCSI is a joint project between SFU, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of Northern British Columbia and the Vancouver Island University to address food security on campus. The BCCSI focuses on the following action areas:
- Green and sustainable campus and community building;
- Indigenous entrepreneurship and social finance;
- Social procurement; and
- Library outreach and community scholar programs.