Towards Zero Hunger – Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Welcome to the module ‘Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger‘ of Towards Zero Hunger.
 Here, you will get familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. In particular, you will inform yourself about the second goal: Zero Hunger.

This module is part of a series of online courses ‘Towards Zero Hunger’ and will give you insights on the potential of remote sensing technologies to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

What will you learn?

Achieving a state where all people have sufficient nutritious food to lead an active and healthy life is one of the big challenges of the 21st century. Zero Hunger for all, therefore, is the second of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • What is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?
  • What are the SDGs, in particular, SDG 2: Zero Hunger?
  • How can we monitor the progress: the targets and indicators of the goals?
  • How can modern Earth observation technology support achieving Zero Hunger?

In this module, you are introduced to key concepts around SDG 2: Zero Hunger. First, you will get familiar with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. You will then dive into the second goal: Zero Hunger.
Every goal has targets (specific conditions) and indicators (tools employed to measure concrete progress). The collection of data plays an indispensable role in sustainable development to be able to effectively track and monitor progress consistently and comparably. Satellite Earth observation data has key benefits for tracking the progress, thereby, you will be informed here about the targets and indicators of the goal, and how can EO data contribute to achieving Zero Hunger.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the SDGs, in particular, the second goal: Zero Hunger
  • Describing measuring progress towards Zero Hunger
  • Knowing the role of Earth observation-based approaches to tackle world hunger


Choose your own learning pace.
Depending on your existing knowledge, each lesson will take 1-2 hours to complete.

Which SDG #2 targets are relevant?

Earth observation can contribute to reach the goal Zero Hunger, particularly through targets 2.3, 2.4 and 2.C and indicator 2.4.1.

This module is relevant to all of these targets and indicator.

Which food production practices are relevant?

Related modules

If you want to find out more on EO and different production systems, approaches, or applications, you can choose from the courses below according to their tags. The courses will be available in the future and will be released sequentially from the end of 2022 onwards.

About Instructor

Kai Heckel

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 5 Topics
  • 2 Quizzes