Policy Pathways towards Achieving Sustainable Food Security in Island State(s)
Humanity’s path to global food security has been hampered by the twinned challenges of over-consumption and undernutrition under the growing hazards of global climate change. This challenge is particularly evident among the Caribbean islands, where food systems operate at the cross-section of environmental hazards and nested trade relationships as island states. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided initial direction towards the achievement of global food security through SDG 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture). By understanding the network of relationships underpinning SDG 2 achievement, Caribbean policymakers can plan more efficient policies and interventions aimed at bolstering sustainable food security according to the SDG goal of eradicating hunger under the strain of Covid-19. This project will interview experts in the field in order to identify which policies and predictors are required for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) in Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, the Virgin Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago. In summary, the objectives of this project are to:
1. Determine the barriers for achieving food security in Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, the Virgin Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago
2. Determine the best practices currently in place toward achieving SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) in Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, the Virgin Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago.