It is now possible to buy the edited volume ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Food Systems‘, published by Springer Nature and edited by Riccardo Valentini, John Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli and Katarzyna Dembska. Through an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach, this book tries to offer a comprehensive analysis of the main challenges in delivering sustainable food systems that can contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development across all regions and along the entire food chain. It is a truly unique endeavour, bringing studies of innovation and agri-food technology together with policy perspectives, discussions of the role of advocacy, and much more.
The volume contains a chapter authored by me together with Siamak Sam Loni, Kayla Colyard and Sienna Nordquist (all fellow members of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network). The chapter analyzes the interplay between existing youth-led contributions to implement Sustainable Development Goal 2 (‘No Hunger’) and the challenges imposed upon young people by unsustainable agricultural practices and food systems. On the one hand, the chapter examines the negative impacts that unsustainable food systems have on rural youth, including in terms of rural outmigration, youth unemployment and rural poverty. On the other, it focuses on young people’s actual contributions to sustainable food system transformations, as well as on the importance of addressing the barriers facing young farmers and entrepreneurs in their countries and communities.
Read more at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030239688.