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FAO’s PPR Secretariat and the WFF Innovation Labs launch first Transformative Research Challenge PPR Special Prize
01/08/2022

FAO’s Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Secretariat and the World Food Forum (WFF) Innovation Labs are joining hands for the first Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) PPR Special Prize. This research challenge aims to inspire innovation and find sustainable research approaches to combat and eliminate animal diseases, in particular PPR.

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The education track of the WFF in collaboration with YUNGA announce the return of School Assemblies at FAO
01/08/2022

The World Food Forum and the Youth United Nations Global Alliance are holding an in-person school assembly during the World Food Forum’s ...

Meet Lovell Bai Bangura, Founder of a Social Enterprise to End Food Insecurity
Meet Lovell Bai Bangura, Founder of a Social Enterprise Advancing the Value Chain Fairness and Resilience
25/07/2022

Lovell Bai Bangura leads The Farm Investment Limited Sierra Leone, a social enterprise with its own factory that produces peanut-based products with peanuts sourced from local farmers..

Smart agriculture as social enterprise: An interview with farmer and agro-consultant Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo
Meet Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo, Farmer and Agro-consultant Practicing Smart Agriculture as Social Enterprise
22/07/2022

Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo is a young, determined Mosotho man in Lesotho, who started farming on a small plot of land to support his family and grew his activities into a social enterprise big enough to supply fresh and nutritious vegetables to the local supermarket and hospital.

Meet Gonroudobou Marietta, Young Agricultural Researcher Lighting Up the Future of Agriculture
Meet Gonroudobou Marietta, Young Agricultural Researcher Lighting Up the Future of Agriculture
20/07/2022

Ms. Gonroudobou Marietta is a young agricultural researcher from Benin in Western Africa. She is a big dreamer who is working to share knowledge and create a bright future for agriculture in Africa..

The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
05/07/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) partnered with I4NATURE to promote Youth World Milk Day with an online event that brought together young dairy farmers, dairy experts, students and activists to discuss paths forward to create a sustainable future for the dairy industry.

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, 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.

The WFF Launches Dutch Chapter with “FoodCycle” event
The WFF Launches Dutch Chapter with “FoodCycle” event
20/06/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) is thrilled to announce the launch of its first local chapter in the Netherlands! Established by Dutch WFF Youth Champion Lisanne van Oosterhoud and i4Nature, this decentralized chapter is piloting the localization of the WFF to

World Food Forum and Extreme Tech Challenge Celebrate Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022
16/06/2022

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

WFF opens calls for side events/exhibitions and partner delegations to its flagship event (17-21 October)
13/06/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) is pleased to invite partner youth delegations to pre-register for its second annual flagship event from 17 to 21 October in Rome, Italy.

WFF Contributes to Youth Assembly and Policy Paper at Stockholm+50
10/06/2022

From 2 - 3 June 2022, the WFF joined forces with youth across sectors and around the world in the self-organized Youth Task Force, which convened at the Stockholm+50 Youth Assembly two days before the official conference hosted by UN Environment. The Yout

Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022
10/06/2022

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.

World Food Forum and Extreme Tech Challenge launch 2022 ‘Startup Innovation Awards’ at Stockholm+50 Side Event
08/06/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) and Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) have launched the second annual WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by XTC. The launch was preceded by a Stockholm+50 associated event on 2 June, entitled “Agrifood Tech Innovations for a Healthy Planet: Creating opportunities and empowering the next generation of agripreneurs".

Call for Young African Agrifood Changemakers
07/06/2022

Are you a young farmer or agripreneur in Africa who is introducing new technologies or approaches to tackle climate change, food loss and waste, or malnutrition? Are you a community organizer or a policy advocate who is creating inclusive space for people.

Agrifood Tech Innovations for a Healthy Planet: WFF and XTC Host Event at Stockholm+50
06/06/2022

On 2 June, the World Food Forum (WFF) collaborated with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to host an associated event at Stockholm+50 on “Agrifood Tech Innovations for a Healthy Planet: Creating opportunities and empowering the next generation of agripreneurs.

Transformative Research Challenge Extension
06/06/2022

The 2022 Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) aims to inspire research and innovation in sustainable development to end hunger and transform our agrifood systems. In order to gather as many applications from around the world, the deadline has been exte

Here's Your Chance to Influence Regional and Global Policy. WFF Launches the Youth Action Survey
03/06/2022

In 2021, the Youth Action Assembly produced the Zero draft of the Youth Action Compendium, which synthesized the global youth policy priorities that were identified through an analysis and summary of youth statements and manifestos throughout the globe.

The WFF launches the second edition of its Film Competition and Festival
26/05/2022

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.

WFF Participates in Snack the System Event to Empower Youth for Agrifood Systems Change
25/05/2022

On 22 May, the World Food Forum (WFF) team participated in Snack the System, an event organized by Bites of Transfoodmation and hosted by Casali del Pino, an organic farm and touristic destination located a few kilometers outside of Rome. The event brough

Stockholm +50 Associated Event
24/05/2022

Agrifood Tech Innovations for a Healthy Planet: Creating opportunities and empowering the next generation of agripreneurs   Hosted by In 2021, the Youth Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) la

WFF attends Snack the System Event in Milan
11/05/2022

On 7 May, the World Food Forum (WFF) attended its first ever in-person event hosted by Snack the System at the House of Switzerland in Milan, a pop-up event platform connecting Italy to Switzerland. From interactive exhibitions, engaging discussions and

FAO and the World Food Forum Launch Young Scientists Group
06/05/2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Forum (WFF) have launched the WFF’s first-ever cohort of the Young Scientists Group  and called for applications to the second edition of the WFF Transformative Research

The World Food Forum highlights the essential role of young scientists at the STI Forum
05/05/2022

On 4 May, the World Food Forum (WFF) hosted an event during the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), to highlight the essential role of young scientists in identifying and scaling up innovative solutions

UN System Staff College Hosts Innovation Toolkit Webinar to Foster Innovation
04/05/2022

On 28 April, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) in collaboration with the World Food Forum (WFF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Accenture Interactive hosted a webinar to upg

Transformative Research Challenge Young Scientific Roundtable
28/04/2022

On 27 April, the annual Young Scientific Roundtable was organized by the WFF’s Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) team, in partnership with FAO, CGIAR and the Agrifood 5 Alliance to stress the importance of young researchers in transforming our agrif

STI Forum 2022 Side Event: “Youth-led solutions for a better food future”
26/04/2022

At the next Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) the World Food Forum (WFF) will host an event to highlight the essential role of young scientists in identifying and scaling up innovative solutions to achi

The World Food Forum launched its 2022 cycle at the ECOSOC Youth Forum
22/04/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) launched its 2022 cycle on 21 April, with a side event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum during World Creativity and Innovation Day, keeping youth on the international agenda. The event kickstarted a dialogue on the complex, context-dep

Join the Young Scientific Roundtable and learn how to apply to the TRC
22/04/2022

Join us on Wednesday, 27 April from 4:00PM to 5:00PM CET for an engaging roundtable organized by the World Food Forum’s (WFF) Transformative Research Challenge (TRC).

Launch of the Youth Action Track Focal Points Group
21/04/2022

The World Food Forum is excited to announce the launch of the Youth Action Track Focal Points Group (FPG), with 12 youth leaders from across the globe, establishing the first cohort for 2022-2023.

Meet the Young Scientists Group Expert Reviewers and Selection Committee
21/04/2022

Following the launch of the call for applications to the World Food Forum (WFF) Young Scientists Group (YSG), more than 110 young scientists applied from around the world. “I am impressed by these young scientists for their contribution to agrifood systems.

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 Side Event: “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.” – youth-led action for a better food future
12/04/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) will launch its 2022 cycle with a side event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum during World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, keeping youth on the international agenda.

World Food Forum Announces 2022 Theme: Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.
11/04/2022

Food and agrifood systems play a fundamental role in the health of our planet and the health of the global population. We must sustainably transform our agrifood systems to increase access to healthy diets, while addressing climate change.

Join the 2022 Planet Forward Summit
05/04/2022

The 2022 Planet Forward Summit will bring together scientists, students, and storytellers. They'll provide unique insight on the innovations we need and the narratives we can use to prompt action. Register now to reserve your place at the 2022 Planet For

WFF Masterclass - Forest photography & video 101 with Michele Curel and Ramon Casacuberta: The Basics
04/04/2022

How can we use different types of images and videos to tell a story about forestry, climate change, deforestation, restoration and related issues?

Mediterranean Youth Dialogue: Young generations of the Mediterranean set their priorities in the forest sector
01/04/2022

The Mediterranean Youth Dialogue Session proved to be an opportunity for young people of diverse backgrounds, and diverse areas of the Mediterranean, to converge and discuss the most prominent issues affecting youth involvement in forest restoration inititiaves.

YUNGA Energy Lab
17/03/2022

The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) in collaboration with the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) organized the Energy Lab as part of the Education Track of the World Food Forum (WFF), to provide youth with knowledge and actionable solutions to drive agrifood systems transformation and inspire the creation of a better food future for all.

Africa francophone workshop on the importance of young farmers in the transformation of agrifood systems
09/03/2022

This Francophone workshop was organized by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) of the Government of Quebec. The event addressed common issues for the next ge

Applications for the WFF Young Scientists Group are now open until 15 March!
22/02/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) gathers major youth groups, influencers, companies, academic institutions, non-profits, governments, media and the public to drive awareness, engagement and advocacy, as well as mobilize resources in support of agrifood systems

Stories from local heroes fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, and improving nutrition!
18/02/2022

The Food and Nutrition Division of FAO looks for stories of young local actors dedicating their skills and time to fight climate change, protect biodiversity and improve nutrition in their communities.

World Pulses Day: WFF Champion Mariah Gladstone on the importance of Indigenous knowledge for the future of pulses
17/02/2022

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.

Join the Youth Mechanism: Have your say in global food and agricultural policy!
15/02/2022

The WFF Youth Mechanism is an independent group of young people that serves as the governing and decision-making body of the Youth Action Track. It leads all WFF Youth Action initiatives, which center around programmes for supporting capacity building, actionable solutions, and education on food and agriculture policy topics.

Nafn Amdar: “Mentoring women in science can change the world”
11/02/2022

February 11th marks the 7th International Day for Women and Girls in Science, which aims to recognize women and girls in science not only as beneficiaries, but also as agents of change. The theme for 2022 — ‘Equity, diversity, and inclusion: Water unites us’ — recognizes female scientists’ contributions towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation.

World Pulses Day leverages the power of youth to transform agrifood systems
10/02/2022

The cultivation of pulses, combined with the power of young people, can help achieve a transformation in our agrifood systems, said QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a virtual event held to mark World Pulses Day.

Summary of the FAO One Health Youth Dialogue for the World Food Forum 2021
21/01/2022

This document summarises and synthesizes the online event The One Health Future we want: One Heath Youth Dialogue, held as part of the World Food Forum on 5 October 2021.

Zooming in on results: Launch of the World Food Forum 2021 Year-in-Review Digital Report
16/12/2021

Following the successful launch of the first-ever World Food Forum (WFF), powered by global youth, through its Flagship Event from 1-5 October 2021, it is now time to look back and take stock of all that has been achieved, while keeping an eye on the future.

2021 Foodicons of the year
29/11/2021

An oft-cited challenge facing global agri-food systems is the lack of a common language. To address this, Foodicons and the World Food Forum (WFF) have announced the first-ever selection of key terms that describe global food systems with their announcement of “2021’s Foodicon of the Year”.

Foodicons @ 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress
19/11/2021

Foodicons @ 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress.

WFF Masterclass: Promoting decent jobs for youth in food systems (ILO)
18/11/2021

This interactive masterclass explores the challenges and opportunities for young people to access decent jobs in food systems, particularly in the rural economy and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about innovative youth-led solutions designed to promote more and better jobs for youth in rural areas.

WFF Masterclass - Challenging the myths of meat: sustainability and innovation in grazing systems
15/11/2021

When you think “meat”, what comes to mind? If the answer is climate change, deforestation or cruelty we wouldn’t be surprised! However, did you know there is another side of meat production that focuses on biodiversity, welfare and minimal climate impact?

World Food Forum: Towards a better, youth-led food future
29/10/2021

Hear from the voices behind the first-of-its-kind movement conceived by and for global youth on the road towards a more sustainable and inclusive food future for all.

World Food Forum art exhibition “Better Food Future” opens eyes to new perspectives on food systems
25/10/2021

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

FAO and UNICEF host a masterclass on revolutionizing food education
14/10/2021

On 4th October, more than 250 people from across the world virtually joined the FAO and UNICEF-led masterclass “Revolutionizing food education in youth for more sustainable food pathways”.

Young researchers and startups honoured and mentored by private sector at World Food Forum
11/10/2021

Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship for food systems transformation took centre-stage at the World Food Forum, with awards presented to young researchers and entrepreneurs.  Masterclasses hosted by United Nations organizations, the OECD, the Clinton Foundation, the Slow Food Coffee Coalition, Kimbal Musk, Bill Tai, and others also took place.

Young researchers honored and mentored at World Food Forum
08/10/2021

Tuesday October 8, 2021 - The second day of the 5-day WFF flagship event was entirely devoted to innovation, and began with young researchers pitching their projects at the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) finals.

“Change the Game”: New online game platform will teach youths balancing act of feeding people and saving planet
04/10/2021

In the quest to transform global agri-food systems, reducing food loss and waste seems like a straightforward way to fight hunger, increase access to healthy diets, and protect the environment. But the reality is more complicated.

Masterclasses for a Better Food Future: Experiences from Japan about food systems in a circular economy
03/10/2021

In close collaboration with the Academy of Gastronomy Japan, the Government of Japan and the FOOD LOSS BANK (Sakiko Yamada, CEO), the WFF is delighted to present the “Masterclasses for a Better Food Future series”, which features six episodes on the circular economy of food in Japan.

Washoku School Lunch Programme: passing on traditional food culture and values to children who lead the future of our food
30/09/2021

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.

Manifesto for systemic change by bites of Transfoodmation
27/09/2021

Have you ever heard of Bites of Transfoodmation (BoT)? Bites of Transfoodmation is an initiative that brings together young motivated individuals who want to change food systems. For the past year, the community has met – and grown! – to discuss what fut

Youth Art Contest for the One Health Future We Want
23/09/2021

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
22/09/2021

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.

Pre-COP 26: Harnessing the power of Youth for enhanced climate action in the lead-up to COP 26
20/09/2021

The Pre-Cop event "Harnessing the power of youth for enhanced climate action in the lead up to COP 26" is a joint collaboration between the World Food Forum and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

WFF Masterclass: Success Mindset - Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth Action
16/09/2021

Young aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers of all ages are invited to discover the secrets of a “Success Mindset” on 22 September 2021 in an interactive, online World Food Forum (WFF) Masterclass with speakers from Mashrou3i – a public/private initiat

Finalists announced for 2021 World Food Forum ‘Transformative Research Challenge’
16/09/2021

The World Food Forum announces the 2021 finalists for the Transformative Research Challenge. For researchers and aspiring researchers who are committed to transforming agri-food systems, the Challenge was launched in May 2021 by the WFF and aims to provid

World Food Forum ‘Champions Programme’ mobilizes young, influential change-makers to raise awareness of global agrifood systems
14/09/2021

In the lead up to the World Food Forum (WFF) global event in October, the WFF launched today its Champions Programme, an initiative that mobilizes young, influential change-makers to raise global awareness about issues and events related to agrifood systems.

WFF Masterclass: Foodtech Venture Day – Japan
11/09/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Japanese business and innovation investment consulting firm SIGMAXYZ, hosted a special edition Foodtech Venture Day Masterclass on the topic of “Recreating and Upgrading Food Systems through Collective Passion and Wisdom.”

Afrobeat for better production, nutrition, environment and life!
10/09/2021

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.

Finalists Announced for 2021 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards
09/09/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF), in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), announce the 2021 finalists for the WFF Startup Innovation Awards. The WFF Startup Innovation Awards are a global startup competition established to support and showcase innovation.

Behavioural Science Shark Tank: Can children and youth really create impact in addressing the climate crisis?
08/09/2021

The event is structured around a “shark tank” format to allow participants to learn and build knowledge on effective children and youth education and empowerment programmes. Behaviour Science experts will examine the education and youth action case studies “pitched” and discuss how these can be improved to create larger impacts and real change in individuals, communities and national actions.

Festival Latinoamericano de las Juventudes Rurales
06/09/2021

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.

Results from the WFF Africa Regional Youth Consultation Survey
26/08/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF) Africa conducted an Africa Regional Youth Consultation Survey between 14 June and 11 July 2021. The survey had 192 responses from 32 countries and was geared toward providing a space for African youth and youth entities who engage in agriculture and food-related area.

Creative Cooking Battle: take part in the Zero Waste Cooking Challenge
24/08/2021

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

Welcome to the G20 Green Garden
Welcome to the G20 Green Garden
06/08/2021

Welcome to the G20 Green Garden Situated in Rome’s famous Appia Antica Park, the G20 Green Garden invites you to reflect on the future of our planet. This open-air museum celebrates biodiversity, nature and Rome’s ancient heritage while calling for global solidarity to create a sustainable future for all.

World Food Day Poster Contest (Age 5-19)
06/08/2021

If you’re between the ages 5 to 19, we want you to use your imagination and create a poster of a food journey. An agri-food system is a complex term but they are a part of our daily lives, every time we eat. The system covers the many different steps our

Launching a new visual language for food
Launching a new visual language for food! Join a global initiative to create a shared visual language to describe our food systems
05/08/2021

The global pandemic has highlighted the need for worldwide coordination on food security, equity, and transparency, and has also demonstrated that our current food systems do not effectively communicate with one another.

Call for videos on school food
05/08/2021

Call for videos on school food Join FAO’s Junior World Food Day (WFD) campaign by participating to the call for videos on school food from children and school staff. Send us your video in which you explain what food you eat in school, what you enjoy the

Youth pledge at the Food Systems pre-Summit
29/07/2021

Around 10,000 young people from all over the world have been engaging in the lead-up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, and as the milestone of the Pre-Summit draws to a close, youth make their commitments for food systems transformation loud andclear.

World Food Forum launches ‘Startup Innovation Awards’ in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge
22/07/2021

The World Food Forum powered by Global Youth, today announced a partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to launch an international competition - the World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards - to support and showcase innovating entrepreneurs.

Meet our Transformative Research Challenge Expert Reviewers and Become a Mentor
20/07/2021

Sixteen specialists from FAO and the WFF’s partners have accepted the challenge to become expert reviewers for our Transformative Research Challenge (TRC). These talented professionals are at the top of their fields, working in food governance, nutrition.

World Food Forum partners with Thought For Food to help youth build innovation skills to secure a better food future
16/07/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF) is announcing a strategic - and synergistic - partnership with Thought For Food (TFF) to engage and empower young people around the world in the movement toward a better food future.

Engaging youth to secure the sustainable future of food
14/07/2021

“The future of food belongs to the young people of today,” said  QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a side event of the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), highlighting the importance of active youth engagement for a more sustainable food future for all.

WFF Masterclass: Integral Ecology
08/07/2021

Young economists, entrepreneurs and change-makers are invited to explore models for infusing economics with ethical values on 15 July 2021 in a 90-minute World Food Forum (WFF) Masterclass on “Integral Ecology,” hosted by the Economy of Francesco (EoF).

Make your voice heard, join the Youth Online Consultation for a better food system
30/06/2021

Transforming our food systems is of critical importance. Youth have the opportunity to be part of the solution and to drive the changes that are important and relevant to them.

Feed Your Ideas Towards Food Systems Transformation in Africa
22/06/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF), in collaboration with the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Regional Focal Point for Africa is calling on youth and youth entities who engage in agriculture and food-related areas in Africa to join the global discussion on agri-food systems transformation.

WFF Masterclass: Leveraging Youth-Led Community Supported Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems
16/06/2021

Join the World Food Forum (WFF) on 22 June, 2021, as it kicks off its Innovation Masterclass series with the interactive webinar, “Leveraging Youth-Led Community Supported Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems”.

The WFF podcast series is officially live!
11/06/2021

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.

Reinventing the Future of Food: The Guiding Principles of the World Food Forum
10/06/2021

What will our planet look like in 2030? And what about 2050? How can we nourish the nearly 700 million people who are hungry now, and the additional 2 billion people the world will hold in the next 30 years?

Influencing Change: Highlighting Young Voices in Food and Sustainability
09/06/2021

The United Nations Civil Society Unit, the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Kitchen Connection, hosted a briefing that focused on the emerging themes of the UN Food Systems Summit.

Led by Global Youth, World Food Forum plans several events to create a better food future
07/06/2021

The WFF, which was conceived by the Youth Committee of FAO, is an independent global network of partners created by and for youth, and consisting of major youth groups, influencers, international organizations, companies, academic institutions, non-profits, governments, media and the public.

Upcoming Global Indigenous Youth Forum 16th-18th of June
06/06/2021

The Global Forum on Indigenous Youth, taking place on 16th-18th of June, gathers Indigenous youth from across the globe to share their stories and perspectives, and to discuss Indigenous youth’s game changing solutions for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.

TRC: Deadline extended to 27 June
04/06/2021

Use this extra time to refine your submission for the World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge. Do not miss this opportunity to transform our agri-food systems through science.   Apply now Submission deadline: Sunday 27 June 2021 23:59 (CEST)

Launch of the World Food Forum Film Festival!
25/05/2021

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!
18/05/2021

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.

TRC Official Launch Event
15/05/2021

On Friday May 14th 2021, an official info session about the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) was held via zoom. If you missed the event, make sure to catch it now.

The Transformative Research Challenge Launch
06/05/2021

The WFF’s Innovation Labs launched its first challenge: the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC).Addressed to young – or young at heart – researchers and aspiring researchers, this international open call aims to leverageat levering research and innovation.

Launch of the WFF Track pages
15/04/2021

The new web pages for each of the World Food Forum (WFF) tracks are now live! Click on a track below to learn more about our events in each area and the wide range of partners involved in supporting them.

ECOSOC Side Event
07/04/2021

On 6 April, the World Food Forum launched its Youth Action Track through a virtual side event at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum to discuss the complex, context-dependent and intertwined issues related to our agri-food systems.

WFF social media handles have been launched
23/03/2021

The new World Food Forum (WFF) social media handles are now live! Do you want to learn more about the challenges facing our agri-food systems, global hunger and how youth can get involved to find solutions? Stay informed on all WFF initiatives and join us.

Launch of the World Food Forum
22/03/2021

The World Food Forum (WFF), powered by global youth, was officially launched on 22 March. The goal of the WFF is to support the fight against hunger and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by harnessing the passion and action of youth through greater and more consistent engagement.