The World Food Forum 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow.
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Culture for a Better Food Future

What do film, art, music, gastronomy have to do with the growing climate crisis and our strained agrifood systems? These cultural threads sew the fabric of a connected world that transcends all boundaries, to help connect young people and empower them to transform agrifood systems. Gastronomy, art, music and film all act as universal languages to communicate across borders and cultures.

This year, the WFF will focus on the theme "Good food for all, for today and tomorrow". Bringing culinary traditions, the inspiring power of film, and the bonding aspect of music and art together in the lead up to the WFF 2024 flagship event in Rome, we aim to highlight our mission statement and bridge the gap between policy, youth advocacy and actionable solutions towards a better food future for all.

Get involved

The World Food Forum needs youth volunteers, partners and sponsors to participate, help bring the events to life, and spread the word about the WFF and the key issues facing our global agrifood systems. If you want to join the movement and create a better food future with us, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media to keep up to date on our latest news.

To become a volunteer, partner or sponsor, email us at [email protected].

The art stream

Art

The art stream of the Culture track harnesses the power of art, fashion and innovation to communicate the mission and values of the World Food Forum through stunning visual representations. The 2022 WFF flagship event featured a dynamic art exhibition curated and created by the youth run Tramandars art association.

The 2023 flagship event featured another iconic exhibition at FAO headquarters as well as a special exhibit at the Rome botanical gardens on mushrooms.

 

 

Discover the 2023 Exhibition

The film stream

Film

The film stream of the Culture track uses the power of film to tell stories of agrifood systems heroes in communities around the world, innovative solutions, traditional and indigenous knowledge, and more. Every year, the WFF holds a Film Festival to award films from across the globe that embody the mission and vision of the World Food Forum and each year's theme.

Here is a look at the 2023 Film Festival winners.

The gastronomy stream

Gastronomy

The gastronomy stream is at the very heart of the culture track, as food is a universal language that has been bringing people together for generations. Events and programs are held throughout the year, but the WFF flagship event at FAO headquarters is a special occasion to showcase food culture across regions.

Lunches provided by member states and themed events based around sustainable and nutritious ingredients provide an opportunity for them to showcase the innovative work of their youth in agrifood systems as well as to share their culture with participants and connecting with them through food.

At the WFF 2023 flagship event, there was a special focus on millets to celebrate the International year dedicated to them.

The music stream

Music

Music is the thread that runs through all the WFF tracks during the flagship event and more. As a catalyst for change, it is what brings people together and brings them down to earth, whether it be during policy discussions or cultural events.

The anthem written and produced yearly by young international artists serves a personification of the theme to bring it to life through music.

 

News

Introducing
Introducing "Smultronstalle: Fungi Exhibition by Egeon" for the World Food Forum
13/09/2023

Step into the mysterious world of mushrooms and fungi at the World Food Forum 2023 Art Exhibition "Smultronstalle“ by Italian artist Egeon.

World Food Forum collaborates with Tab Space, a studio in Indonesia supporting artists with disabilities
World Food Forum collaborates with Tab Space, a studio in Indonesia supporting artists with disabilities
06/09/2023

The World Food Forum (WFF) is proud to announce its collaboration with Tab Space, a creative studio based in Bandung, Indonesia that supports artists...

The WFF launches the third edition of its Film Festival
The WFF launches the third edition of its Film Festival
25/05/2023

The World Food Forum is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual Film Festival!

WFF 2022 Art Exhibition with TRAMANDARS Association
WFF 2022 Art Exhibition with TRAMANDARS Association
20/12/2022

The World Food Forum collaborated with Italian art association TRAMANDARS to curate the first WFF art exhibition.

SGM Summit 2022 Impact Report: #UniversalPlate Campaign Results
SGM Summit 2022 Impact Report: #UniversalPlate Campaign Results
25/11/2022

The Social Gastronomy Movement's Annual Summit brings stakeholders from across sectors in borders for a sprint of collective action, local community...

The WFF and the Social Gastronomy Movement observe #HungerActionMonth and share over 71 million meals
The WFF and the Social Gastronomy Movement observe #HungerActionMonth and share over 71 million meals
05/11/2022

From 1 September to 16 October, the Social Gastronomy Movement collaborated with the World Food Forum to observe #HungerActionMonth.

World Food Forum wraps up five days of melding diverse perspectives to transform agrifood systems
World Food Forum wraps up five days of melding diverse perspectives to transform agrifood systems
21/10/2022

A youth-driven World Food Forum today wrapped up five days of intensive dialogue, networking and investment pitching aimed at addressing the world’s...

Meet the Winners of the Second Annual World Food Forum Film Festival
Meet the Winners of the Second Annual World Food Forum Film Festival
18/10/2022

Our team of independent and diverse judges had the difficult job to narrow it all down to just 6 finalists who showed an impressive awareness to agrifood...

World Food Forum opens to galvanize youth engagement, science and innovation and investment in transforming agrifood systems
World Food Forum opens to galvanize youth engagement, science and innovation and investment in transforming agrifood systems
17/10/2022

Aimed at galvanizing change to how our food is produced, delivered and consumed and mitigating a growing global food crisis, a youth-driven World...

The World Food Forum and the Social Gastronomy Movement join together for Hunger Action Month with the Universal Plate
The World Food Forum and the Social Gastronomy Movement join together for Hunger Action Month with the Universal Plate, a global campaign with the goal of sharing millions of meals
26/09/2022

The FAO World Food Forum and the Social Gastronomy Movement (SGM) announce their collaboration for Hunger Action Month featuring the SGM Universal Plate...

2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration Spotlights Chefs and Startups Who Are Tackling Food Waste
2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration Spotlights Chefs and Startups Who Are Tackling Food Waste
05/07/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) teamed up with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to present the 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration. Over two events,...