The World Food Forum

While we currently produce enough food to feed every man, woman, and child in the world, there are nearly 700 million people who are hungry, a number which is growing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. An increase in threats like pests, plagues, conflict, and climate change are compounding this global food crisis.

To mobilize action and identify solutions to address these threats, we are launching the World Food Forum (WFF) – a youth-led movement and network to transform our food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular “zero hunger”.

With events, dialogue and outreach extending throughout the year, the WFF flagship event is set to launch 1-5 October 2021. It will gather major youth groups, influencers, companies, academic institutions, non-profits, governments, media and the public to drive awareness, foster engagement and advocacy, and mobilize resources in support of agri-food systems transformation through youth-led action.

This recurring forum will come to life as a week-long celebration featuring a range of events, including Youth Action track, Innovation Labs, Educational Activities, Culinary Arts, Film Festivals and Music.

Together we can build back better and create a better food future for all. Be part of the solution. Join us.

About us

The World Food Forum (WFF) is an independent global network of partners, created for and led by youth, to spark a movement to transform our agri-food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including “Zero Hunger”.

Aligning with the core principles of the 2021 United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit, the WFF aims to serve as the premier platform to engage and harness the passion of youth, galvanizing action and identifying solutions to the growing challenges facing our agri-food systems.

The WFF was conceived by the Youth Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - a specialized agency of the UN, leading international efforts to sustainably defeat hunger and malnutrition. Formed and led by youthful staff, FAO’s Youth Committee was established in 2019 to tap into the potential of young employees as catalysts for change and to spark a global youth movement. Many youth partners from across the UN, as well as public and private institutions have since associated themselves with the WFF, and now embody a truly youth-led forum that works as a network for the transformation of our food systems.

Guiding principles

Sustainably feeding close to 10 billion people by 2050 is an unprecedented challenge that requires global awareness and bold action. A profound and systemic transformation of agri-food systems is needed in order to nourish the nearly 700 million people who are hungry today – and the additional 2 billion people the world will have by 2050.

In alignment with the core principles of the 2021 United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit, the 2030 Agenda for Sutainable Development, and the strategic framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the youth-led World Food Forum (WFF) engages and empowers youth to find innovative and actionable solutions that can create more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for all. [... read more]

World Food Forum 2021 - powered by global youth

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