Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

The complete number of people experiencing severe food frailty has been on the ascent since 2015, and there are as yet a great many malnourished youngsters. The financial lull and the disturbance of food esteem chains brought about by the pandemic are worsening appetite and food frailty. Also, the upsurge in desert beetles stays disturbing in East Africa and Yemen, where 35 million people experience intense food frailty. Attributable to the pandemic, about 370 million schoolchildren feel the loss of the free school suppers they depend on. Measures to reinforce food creation and dissemination frameworks must be taken promptly to moderate and limit the pandemic's effects.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 2, which aims to end hunger, accomplish food security, and improve sustenance and advance economic farming. ITU has numerous projects related to SDG2.

These tasks and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.


Sustainable Agriculture Projects

ITUNOVA Technology Transfer Office and Cargill are collaborating to develop sustainable agriculture and bioindustrial products with “Zero Waste in the Field” and “Bioindustrial Products” projects. (16 Dec 2022)

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World Food Day

While 16 October, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, was celebrated as World Food Day, this year's theme was "Leave no one behind". (16 Oct 2022)

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Safe and Sustainable Food

World Food Day - Safe and Sustainable Food" event was organized by Istanbul Technical University (ITU) within the scope of 16 October

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Nature Friendly Publicity

ITU prioritizes responsible consumption and recycling and implements policies related to these.

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Food Waste Management

Pilot Composting Unit was operated in the campus for future projects as alternative for food waste management. C/N ratio and other indicators such as pH and moisture are promising for full scale activities.

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Sustainability Awareness in ITU

This project help to increase student’s awareness about sustainability and other environmental goals such as SDGs. Individual attempts are not enough.

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İTÜ Restaurants and Food Services Provides Particular Programs to Prevent Food Waste.

With the İTÜ-SAY system, we aim to prevent food waste and take a new step in line with our zero waste targets.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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The Campus is a Happy Home for Many

Our university is trying to provide an environment where everyone can smile.

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Heirloom Seeds into The Campus Garden

Cooperating with the Buğday Association for supporting the ecological life (est. 2002), volunteer students have started vegetable beds in the Taşkışla campuss, as a part of the project “Nature friendly Urban Gardens – Seeds to the Campuss” by Buğday.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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