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World Food Forum - Regional Action

Regional Action for a Better Food Future

In our globalized world, food connects people everywhere. The challenges plaguing our agrifood systems are both unique and shared in every region, country, state, and municipality, with different food environments, actors and policies. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. To drive real, sustainable change, we must identify and address local needs and challenges, while proposing, supporting and implementing sustainable solutions that we can amplify and scale up.

The WFF Regional Action coordination team connects the dots to amplify country and regional actions and scale-up their impacts. It promotes and facilitates multi-sectoral linkages with key regional and global initiatives for the transformation of our agrifood systems, while exploring the link between access to healthy diets and the climate agenda, including the essential climate, biodiversity and nutrition nexus along the four WFF Tracks: Youth Action, Education, Culture and Innovation.

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Only by working together can we address both local and global challenges, finding the links between all of our communities that can create massive change and a better food future for all.

Interested in supporting local initiatives or organizing a local WFF chapter? Connect with us at [email protected] and become a driver of change in your local community.

News

The Asia & the Pacific Regional Fact Sheet
The Asia & the Pacific Regional Fact Sheet
14/11/2022

The Asia & the Pacific Regional Fact Sheet.

FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture
FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture
07/11/2022

FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Collaborates with the World Food Forum to Ensure a Better Food Future
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Collaborates with the World Food Forum to Ensure a Better Food Future
04/11/2022

The World Food Forum and the Tokyo Metropolitan government are pleased to announce their collaboration for the 2022 masterclass documentary.

“Sora no Sato” initiative
“Sora no Sato” initiative
26/10/2022

This video introduces the initiative created by “Sora no Sato”, which aim to pass on food, agriculture, and lifestyle culture in the Nishi-Awa area of Tokushima, a region with a declining birthrate and aging population.

The Near East and North Africa Regional Fact Sheet
The Near East and North Africa Regional Fact Sheet
10/10/2022

The Near East and North Africa Regional Fact Sheet.

Regional factsheet East Europe and Central Asia
The East Europe and Central Asia Regional Fact Sheet
10/10/2022

The East Europe and Central Asia Regional Fact Sheet.

The Africa Regional Fact Sheet
The Africa Regional Fact Sheet
10/10/2022

The Africa Regional Fact Sheet.

Meet Gerald Barekye, Farmer and Researcher Mobilizing Youth to Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy
Meet Gerald Barekye, Farmer and Researcher Mobilizing Youth to Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy
15/09/2022

Mr. Gerald Barekye is a farmer, researcher and youth mobilizer in Uganda. After completing his studies, he started a youth-led policy advocacy organization, the Centre for Environmental Research and Agriculture innovations (CERAI), to organize and push the agenda for sustainability in agriculture and life.

Meet Patrick Kuyokwa, Agri-entrepreneur Promoting Sustainable and Economically Viable Agriculture
Meet Patrick Kuyokwa, Agri-entrepreneur Promoting Sustainable and Economically Viable Agriculture
12/09/2022

Mr. Patrick Kuyokwa is the co-founder and CEO of Agricentre, an agricultural enterprise promoting permaculture and sustainable agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in northern Malawi.

Meet Eddie Kago, Mobilizer of Digital Youth for Food Systems Equity
Meet Eddie Kago, Mobilizer of Digital Youth for Food Systems Equity
07/09/2022

Eddie Kago is from Kenya where he leads a team of software engineers to innovate for the agricultural supply chain with blockchain technology. Through his startup, Vibranium ID, he works with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Programme for Capacity Development in Africa (P4CDA).

Meet Tracy Rashida Alhassan Bawa, Entrepreneur Working in Ghana to Improve Rural Livelihoods in a More Sustainable Way
Meet Tracy Rashida Alhassan Bawa, Entrepreneur Working in Ghana to Improve Rural Livelihoods in a More Sustainable Way
05/09/2022

Ms. Tracy Rashida Alhassan Bawa is a co-founder of BOOD Company Limited and works in rural communities in Northern Ghana. She endeavors to build a model to provide resources for rural farmers to improve crop productivity and quality.

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..

Meet Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo, Farmer and Agro-consultant Practicing Smart Agriculture as Social Enterprise
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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.