World Food Forum - Culture



World Food Forum - Culture

Culture for a Better Food Future

What do film, art, music, cooking, and other cultural events 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, including languages and physical borders.

The WFF Culture track utilizes art, culture and creative expression to connect youth around the globe through our shared passions in order to spark discussion and action around ongoing issues – from the COVID-19 pandemic to the triple planetary crisis of climate, pollution, and nature loss.

This year, the WFF will focus on  access to healthy diets and addressing the climate crisis with the slogan “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.” Bringing culinary traditions, the inspiring power of film, and the bonding aspect of music together in the lead up to the flagship event in Rome from 17 to 21 October 2022, 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 cult[email protected].

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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

The World Food Forum (WFF) teamed up with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to present the 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration. Over two events, the WFF and XTC hosted passionate chefs and innovative startups (including Chef Radhika Khandelwal, Cristina Domecq, Poonam Bir Kasturi, Travin Singh, Chef Steven Goff, Priyanka (Pri) Srinivas and Maite Guardiola) for a cooking class.

World Food Forum and Extreme Tech Challenge Celebrate Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) together with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) will present the 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration on 18 June 2022! Over two live Zoom events, they will bring together chefs and innovative startups with sustainability at he

Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022

The World Food Forum Culture Track together with Extreme Tech Challenge present the 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration! Over two events, we will bring together chefs and innovative startups with sustainability at heart for a cooking class and fascinating conversation on how they’re both fighting to decrease food waste in their industries.

The WFF launches the second edition of its Film Competition and Festival

Now is the time to submit your short film! We are looking for inspiring stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that will trigger a positive impact in the areas of food security, nutrition, gastronomy and more to facilitate agrifood systems transformation. This year’s special award is centered around the 2022 theme: Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.

World Pulses Day: WFF Champion Mariah Gladstone on the importance of Indigenous knowledge for the future of pulses

Mariah Gladstone is the founder of Indigikitchen, an online cooking show that tries to breathe new life into Indigenous People’s food traditions. With her approach to sustainable diets, making use of pulses and other ancestral foods, Mariah became a WFF Champion.

World Food Forum art exhibition “Better Food Future” opens eyes to new perspectives on food systems

The first thing you see when stepping into the virtual World Food Forum (WFF) exhibition is a work titled “Self Preservation”, a digital print by the young Russian artist Natalya Perova

Washoku School Lunch Programme: passing on traditional food culture and values to children who lead the future of our food

Washoku, or traditional Japanese food, is derived from the respect for nature that Japan has inherited from ancient customs. Our mission is to teach traditional Japanese food culture to the children who will inherit it and lead the future of our food.

Youth Art Contest for the One Health Future We Want

With the COVID-19 pandemic signaling a historic moment to build transformative resilience across our health, food and ecosystems, the momentum to strengthen a One Health approach is gaining greater political and stakeholder traction.

WFF Masterclass: Hungry for a Kinder World

Young aspiring entrepreneurs and sustainable diet enthusiasts of all ages are invited to imagine a more generous future of food on 28 September 2021 in an interactive, online World Food Forum (WFF) Masterclass with Iseult Ward.

Afrobeat for better production, nutrition, environment and life!

Calling all young dancers, musicians and singers in Africa, we need your help! Join the WFF “Afrobeat for better production, nutrition, environment and life” awareness-raising campaign. Apply now or nominate someone you know To support the World Food Forum.

Festival Latinoamericano de las Juventudes Rurales

Las juventudes rurales siguen persistiendo e innovando en su relación con los ecosistemas y en la búsqueda de soluciones que faciliten el acceso y la gestión eficiente y sostenible de los recursos naturales en los territorios rurales.

Creative Cooking Battle: take part in the Zero Waste Cooking Challenge

Join Cookpad’s virtual Creative Cooking Battle Movement by participating to the call for videos on zero food waste. Upload your video on your own social media and share a link with us! Introduce preserved/canned foods and local produce, and show us footag

The WFF podcast series is officially live!

Are you interested in learning more about our agri-food systems and the people that work hard every day to improve and innovate the journey of our food, from farm to fork? Tune in and listen to the first season of Food for the Future Podcasts.

Launch of the World Food Forum Film Festival!

Are you a young filmmaker that wants to tell the world stories that will inspire behavioural change and play an essential role in transforming our agri-food systems? Now is the time to submit your short film!

Launch of the WFF Actors4Change Social Media Challenge!

Are you an amateur or professional video maker with a youthful mind? Do you want to take part in the transformation of our agri-food systems? The new Actors4Change Social Media Challenge is now live. We want to feature the unique and sustainable agrifood systems.

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