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New Issue No. 42, Spring 2021, Agriculture for Development: Special Issue on food systems transformation for inclusive and sustainable development

The world has been changing rapidly in relation to multiple economic, social, climatic and political transformations. Ag4Dev42 has been prepared in challenging times, where a growing global economic and food insecurity crisis has emerged and deepened with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, creating medium- and long-term obstacles to the achievement of global development goals, particularly those that focus on hunger, poverty, access to resources and services, and peace and stability. These crises pose further challenges to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which commits countries to eliminating hunger and all other forms of malnutrition by ensuring that sufficient quantities of safe, nutritious and affordable food are available to all. It also requires that countries achieve this at the same time as creating the growth and employment opportunities needed to eradicate poverty, while sustaining levels of biodiversity and not further degrading the natural resource environment.