The youth-led World Food Forum (WFF): Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet. (17-21 Oct 2022)

What if we could nourish our bodies while also taking care of our planet? Did you know that the agrifood systems that feed the global population are responsible for 31 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions? And increasing climate change is raising food prices, decreasing food availability, and making instability and conflict worse. At the same time, though we currently produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet, almost 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate food, over 40% of all men and women are now overweight or obese and healthy diets are too expensive for over 3 billion people.

To inspire wide-spread discussion and action around this urgent topic, The World Food Forum is being held from 17-21 October 2022. It is a youth-led movement and network to transform our agrifood systems, rallying around the 2022 theme: “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.” There are many activities leading up to the event. The WFF aims to co-identify bold, actionable solutions to minimize and mitigate the impacts of climate change, while simultaneously increasing global access to healthy diets. As a recurring forum, the WFF features a range of events and activities organized around four thematic tracks: Youth Action, Innovation, Education, and Culture. They aim for people to be a part of the solution and come together to make the changes we all need to thrive.

The event will be a hybrid event held Virtually and from Rome, Italy. It seems to be Free – I think, at least the virtual event. Stay tuned.