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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons$
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Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335702

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001

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Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda1

Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda1

(p.395) Sixteen Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda1
Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?

Craig Hanson

Tim Searchinger

Richard Waite

Betsy Otto

Brian Lipinski

Kelly Levin

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This chapter considers the food security challenge to 2030 and its implications for the sustainable development agenda. It first outlines three proposed food security targets that integrate sustainability and must be achieved by 2030: reduce the rate of food loss and waste by 50 per cent; reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from food production by 25 per cent; reduce the water-intensity of agricultural production by 30 per cent. It then discusses the grand challenge as well as opportunity at the nexus of food security, economic development and the environment and proceeds by introducing six core propositions aimed at meeting the food security challenge and how this challenge affects the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Finally, it explains how proposed food security targets would help feed the growing global population in a manner that results in poverty alleviation and economic development while reducing pressure on natural resources.

Keywords:   food security, sustainability, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, economic development, agricultural production, natural resources, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, poverty alleviation, food production

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