[ACED participated in the Forum to share its knowledge and lessons on food and nutrition security. ACED’s Frejus Thoto also presented a project on shaping the business environment for agricultural entrepreneurship. The project was selected as one of the top 10 BCFN Young Earth Solution Research Projects]
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) analyzes the complexity of current agri-food systems and, through a variety of initiatives, fosters change towards healthier and more sustainable lifestyles in order to achieve the Goals set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). With its public initiatives and scientific research, Barilla Foundation provides recommendations to public decision makers and maintains an ongoing dialogue with its stakeholders by providing food related multidisciplinary studies and highlighting best practices; it engages the new generations by developing educational tools and awarding projects by young researchers from around the world; it speaks to people to raise awareness and inspire informed daily food choices; and it awards journalistic excellence in reporting the paradoxes of the current food system.
About the event
World population keeps growing; obesity is rising to the highest level, while food insecurity is forcing people to migrate. Food is wasted instead of feeding the hungry. We have to tackle such challenges now. It is the only way to ensure a future for humankind, for our Planet, for each of us. Together we will pave the way for answering concretely the most critical questions for the future of food sustainability.
Food and nutrition are defining features of the 21st century and can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For this to happen, we need a better understanding of how food systems and nutrition patterns will impact and/or contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the roles of international organizations, governments, research and academia, civil society and private sector in this process.
The 9th edition of the BCFN International Forum on and Nutrition will be held on November 27-28, 2018. It will provide a unique opportunity to advance food, nutrition and sustainability in this Agenda, and better explore the relationship between food systems, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, development and migration.
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