Current estimates show that nearly 690 million people are hungry. Sustainable development goal 2 (SDG2) seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. The COVID-19 pandemic has had major adverse effects on the food and agricultural sector and, if current trends continue, the end of 2020 could see an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger. In support of SDG2 and in preparation of the UN Food System Summit taking place in July 2021 and its aspirations, BMC Public Health has launched this collection which welcomes submissions that contribute to our understanding towards achieving the provision of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to all people.
We call upon authors to consider how we can change the ways in which food systems operate and encourage submissions including but not limited to those which:
• Provide strategies for the implementation of new policies and practices in relation to the condition of food and nutritional security
• Understand the challenges of achieving food security globally
• Understand the factors that obstruct access to healthy diets
• Assess the health implications of food insecurity
Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by our Guest Editors, Prof Sheryl Hendriks (University of Pretoria), Dr Hirotsugu Aiga (Nagasaki University) and Dr Tarra Penney (York University).
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Public Health.
Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.