SDG E-Conference “Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact”: Foodathon in Wageningen in collaboration with SDSN Mediterranean

As an integral part of the SDG E-Conference “Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact”, the Foodathon is a special competition organized by the University of Wageningen to get students and young professionals engaged with SDG 2 Zero Hunger. The Foodathon will not only take place in Wageningen, but will also be hosted online and made accessible to youth worldwide.

If you are a student or a young professional, challenge yourself, participate in the Dutch e-conference competition from the University of Siena at Santa Chiara Lab.
36 hours of time in which  exchange knowledge, share experiences and work in teams to create solutions to global challenges related to the agri-food topic and SDG 2 Zero Hunger.

If you are interested in joining the competition, create your own team or propose yourself individually to become part of a group!

Online participation is free.

Contact us: by June 22th
Online registration: by June 30th
Application acceptance; by July 15th

Competition: from 8:00 am on August 30th to 5:30 pm on August 31st
At Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena, Address: Via Valdimontone, 1 – 53100 Siena

The themes of the Foodathon are:

  • Policy coherence for food production;
  • Food security and genetic diversity;
  • Sustainable Dietary patterns;
  • Rural-urban linkages for food security;
  • Financing Mechanisms to achieve Zero Hunger;
  • Circular Food Systems.

For more information please visit:https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger/SDG-e-conference-Foodathon/Foodathon-themes.htm

Or contact the local organizers at the following email addresses:


Festival of Sustainable Development 2018: Goal 2, Rome 30 May 2018

The event “Noi, Il Cibo, Il nostro Pianeta” – (“We, Food, Our planet”) – has been organized by the University of Siena as coordinator of the SDG 2 working group in occasion of the ASviS Festival of Sustainable Development 2018.

The topic enhancing sustainable food and agriculture issues have seen students from the “Garibaldi Agrarian Institute” (Rome), involved in a competition related to the inputs deriving from the MOOC “Sustainable food system: a Mediterranean perspective“. Results were presented in the afternoon conference “Scenarios and solutions to SDG2”, hosted by the headquarters of Confagricoltura in Rome, where representatives of FAO, WFP, BCFN Foundation and other important organizations of the sector were present.

Photos edited by Zeranta Edutainment

 

 

 

MOOC “Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective”

SDSN is launching the first MOOC on Agro-Food challenges in the Mediterranean Area for the promotion of Sustainable Development and the SDGs.

See the trailer:

Mooc “Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective”
Open for Enrollment
Term: On Demand

This course discusses the challenges and opportunities of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean basin. It summarizes global-to-local challenges related to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); outlines the history and culture of agriculture and its main characteristics with a focus on the “Mediterranean diet”; explains agricultural data with a focus on rural development models and value creation; explores EU policy frameworks and international agreements related to food and agriculture in the Mediterranean; and highlights emerging opportunities linked to innovation and sustainability in the sector.

This course is for:
> Students at the undergraduate or graduate level interested in the main challenges facing the Mediterranean region;
> Current and future practitioners in the agriculture, food and beverage sectors who wish to gain useful insights about current and future trends and business opportunities;
> Policymakers and regional stakeholders who want to deepen their knowledge of agricultural policy, investment, and decisionmaking in the region and globally.

How do we produce more, better quality, and safer food while simultaneously achieving social and environmental goals?

8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

SDSN Mediterranean participates to the 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition, the platform of dialogue and networking aiming at identifying the pathway towards concrete solutions to the environmental, health and socio- economic challenges affecting the current food system.

During the event policy makers, the scientific community, private sector and civil society come together sharing knowledge, analysis and best practices in light of the Agenda 2030.

Link to the event web page: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/food_forum/international_forum/

Listen Gunter Pauli, Alex Randall, and Stefano Zamagni.