Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Event Type

Bonn, 19.09.2017


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Center for Development Research (ZEF), SDSN Germany

Implementation of the SDGs is being carried out in most countries, however with variable intensity. Often, interdependencies and trade-offs between SDGs are not or only insufficiently observed in research and the supporting policy process. A key role for agricultural production is given to SDG 2 on combating hunger, but agriculture has many more implication - FAO lists 62 of the 169 targets as directly linked. There are positive, negative and many mixed relations, often depending on details and context. Without taking these interdependencies into consideration, seemingly obvious measures to achieve progress in one dimension of SDGs can do harm in others, and vice-versa sometimes there are overlooked win-win situations. We will look at the interdependencies between SDG 2 and other relevant SDGs. We will also look at the implications of the SDGs on research. Our workshop during Tropentag will build upon a discussion with German participants in late June 2017, which focused in particular on the German sustainability strategy. Here, we want to share indicative results from this workshop and broaden the approach to an international scope.


  • Jan Börner (University of Bonn and Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn)
  • Wolfgang Bokelmann (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Henning Knipschild (Federal Agency for Agriculture and Nutrition (BLE), Bonn)
  • Ravi Prabhu (World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi)
  • Maya Schmaljohann (Federal Ministry for Development and Cooperation (BMZ), Bonn)
  • Anna Schwachula (SDSN Germany, Bonn)

The panel will be moderated by Michael Brüntrup (DIE).

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Event information

Date / h
19.09.2017 / 14:30 - 18:00


Universität Bonn
Hörsaal X
Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
53113 Bonn


Please register with until 8 September 2017.

Im Fokus

SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) in the context of the German Sustainable Development Strategy: are we leaving the starving behind?
Holzapfel, Sarah / Michael Brüntrup (2017)
Briefing Paper 13/2017