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Metrics to accelerate private sector investment in sustainable development goal 2—zero hunger

Metrics to accelerate private sector investment in sustainable development goal 2—zero hunger

Brown, Molly E. ORCID: 0000-0001-7384-3314 (2021) Metrics to accelerate private sector investment in sustainable development goal 2—zero hunger. Sustainability, 13 (11):5967. ISSN 2071-1050 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/su13115967)

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Abstract

Substantial investment from both the private and public sectors will be needed to achieve the am-bitious Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2), which focuses on ending poverty and achieving zero hunger. To harness the private sector, high quality, transparent metrics are needed to ensure that every dollar spent reaches the most marginalized segments of a community while still help-ing institutions achieve their goals. Satellite-derived Earth observations will be instrumental in accelerating these investments and targeting them to the regions with the greatest need. This article proposes two quantitative metrics that could be used to evaluate the impact of private sector activities on SDG2: measuring increases in yield over baseline and ensuring input availability and affordability in all markets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable business models, sustainable development, food security, agriculture value chain, earth observation, remote sensing
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food Science and Marketing Economics
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 08:39
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33052

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