Come celebrate World Food Day 2015 by playing the Food Trade Game!
October 16th is World Food Day. To mark the occasion, on October 15th Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems is hosting a Food Trade Game.
The game is a fun way of experiencing the realities of our global food system through role-playing and simulation. Randall Coleman will be facilitating, and we will be joined by special guest Aabir Dey of the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. If you are in or near the Waterloo area, come join us! Details and registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-food-day-2015-play-the-food-trade-game-tickets-18424457047
Zohaib Saqib – Pakistan – Family Farming poster contest winner
The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. Read more at UN FAO World Food Day…
The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 “International Year of Family Farming.” This is a strong signal that the international community recognizes the important contribution of family farmers to world food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farms typically produce more -and more diverse- crops from less land: UN FAO Family Farmers infographic.
The Conference “Towards Sustainable Food Systems” will take place on 18 October 2013 at FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm local time. The Conference is organized as a contribution to the 2013 World Food Day’s theme “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, and will be webcast at the following links:
The overall objective of the Conference is to help build a common understanding of the issues at stake, to show actions already being taken by FAO and its partners, and to form the platform for the creation of new and emerging partnerships. The Conference will foster a broad multistakeholder – evidence-based – dialogue for action, supported by presentations of multistakeholder initiatives aimed at more sustainable food systems.