Future Food Institute, FAO partner to tackle food, climate crisis
The program will work closely with industry professionals, farmers, chefs, children, young talent and Generation Z worldwide to mitigate the climate crisis.
Future Food Institute, Italy, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy, partnered to promote food innovation in the agribusiness sector. This collaboration will provide education, training and knowledge to generate and accelerate positive social, cultural, economic and environmental impact around the world.
The program will work closely with industry professionals, farmers, chefs, children, young talent and Generation Z worldwide to mitigate the climate crisis with a series of capacity-building events and workshops across Europe, Asia and the United States.
The FAO - FFI Joint Program is based on the FAO e-learning platform, which directs, facilitates and accelerates a collective effort toward achieving the 17 objectives and goals laid out in the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations by 2030.
“This partnership aims to accelerate exponential positive change. We will achieve this by considering innovation in agribusiness as a key solution for the most urgent challenges we are facing,” says José Graziano da Silva, director general of FAO. “Food is at the center of this equation. Farmers, food industry leaders, food experts, innovators and cooks represent the engine of change. Technology and digital platforms are the enablers. “
“We are facing rapid cultural, social and environmental challenges. The food industry is the first victim of this change, but also one of those responsive for the crisis,” adds Sara Roversi, founder of the Future Food Institute. “Our joint program will foster a life-long learning mindset. We will do this by continuing to develop tools that generate and maintain a positive attitude toward learning both for personal and professional development. Our focus is on a competency-based new vision that is able to accelerate action toward both global health and environmental issues.”
The first joint activity will focus on capacity building and scaling up of education.