IGN 2-2 - Ending hunger and achieving food security through agroecology

Monday, August 7, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Ivette Perfecto, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
The Development Goal #2 “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” is a noble goal that should have been achieve years ago. Today we have almost a billion people still suffering from hunger and undernourishment and slight more people overweight or obese. A food system that produces both hunger and obesity is in need of restructuring. The hunger and malnourishment problem is not a strictly technical problem but a problem of political will. Examining the food system as a socioecological system can provide insights on how to solve this problem.