Our global food system has a big problem: it is not sustainable. Hunger, malnutrition, waste, and unsustainable agricultural practices endanger our present and future well-being. Could young people help to improve it? Are we innovative and creative enough to shape future agri-food systems and make them more sustainable?
Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have now been drawn up through a series of global consultations. At the upcoming United Nations Summit September 25th, 193 world leaders will commit to ensuring their delivery.
Is this good enough? We as youth say NO and we are happy that the Swiss National Committee of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is listening to us – the youth of the world. We believe that young people are shaping the future of the food systems and we need to understand what they think of the SDGs and how they can be better equipped to contribute them.
In August, MyFood30 launched a 50 day campaign to hear young people’s views on the future of agri-food systems and to make sure they are supported in order to maximize their contribution toward achieving the SDGs.
This is YOUR opportunity to contribute and be heard by key decision makers and influencers. Have your say now and directly contribute to a more sustainable agriculture and sustainable food system. MyFood30 is all about hearing your views on the future of our food systems.
In October, your views will be shared with international leaders in Rome at the 42nd Committee on Food World Security. Your inputs will also be compiled into a report that will be brought to decision makers and influencers' attention.
If you are studying or working in the agri-food sector, let us know what you think of the SDGs through this survey.
If you are new to the topic, play our short game to get more familiar with the SDGs and food security challenges and get information on what YOU can do to make a difference.
We encourage you to join MyFood30 and have your say on the future of the food system. The survey will take 10 minutes to complete and the results will be made available to decision makers to help them understand where best to invest to grow and nurture tomorrow’s agri-food talent.
For more information please visit http://www.myfood30.net/#home
MyFood30 is a project by the Swiss National FAO Committee. The project is supported by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and delivered by Foodways Consulting GmbH. YPARD: young professionals for agricultural development is partner of the project.
Find the orginal article on The Food Tank website as written by Rahel Wyss