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Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They represent a blueprint for peace and prosperity that all its member states adopted in 2015.

Find out more about how Newcastle University is working towards these goals to help create a better and fairer world.

Goal 2

Through our research and teaching, we aim to reduce hunger in the North East and globally.

Our work on food security includes:

  • collaboration with communities
  • how the outcomes benefit these communities and others

Our activity

Food Security

One of the key focuses of the Global Challenges Academy is food security. Our projects look at nutrition and the future of agriculture in different countries and regions.


The Foodbank Histories

The Foodbank Histories project spoke with foodbank users and volunteers to gain more of an understanding. These histories went on display in a public exhibition, shining a light on food insecurity and the increasing use of foodbanks.

2021 Alumni Day of Action

During 2021’s Alumni Day of Action, Dr Alison Atkinson-Philips told the stories of the people accessing Newcastle’s West End Foodbank. This talk was part of the subject of Poverty, Welfare and Social Class.

Related degrees

We have many Bachelors degrees related to agriculture. We also offer a specific MSc called Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. Students would be studying within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. The School sits within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.