Author: Bronika Thapa ( Active Member- Youth Focus Group in support of UN Food Systems Summit, MGCY)
Today is Asar 15 (29th June), here in Nepal. The day is celebrated widely in Nepal as a part of the culture that respects the land, farmers, and food. Because it is ‘National Paddy Day’. Okay, what are we up to today? Farmers worship their field and transplant rice seedlings that are ready to be transplanted and enjoy the yummy combination of beaten rice and curd called “Dahi Chiura” You can sneak peek in the picture below! Curd, mangoes, banana, beans, and beaten…
Author: Kim Anastasiou (PhD Candidate at Deakin University and UN Food Systems Summit Youth Liaison Committee Member)
The food system is draining environmental resources, contributing to a global health crisis, and not providing meaningful work for youth. Youth are demanding transformation of the food system to secure a better future for all.
In May 2021, 100 youth from around the world came together to discuss the key issues with the food system and how we can transform the food system to make it healthier, more sustainable, and equitable by 2030. As a facilitator of a group of 10 participants it…
Author: Esther Wanza (African Regional Focal Point of MGCY, in support of UN Food Systems Summit)
From the dialogues held in the past few months, there has been a lot of learning especially in getting to understand the challenges various young farmers are experiencing around the continent from climate change to post-harvest loss to the poor productivity due to the use of traditional farming methods and how different communities are tackling these challenges.
Having a Renewable background, this has been a great moment for me and mostly getting to understand how to integrate Renewable Energy in the food systems transformation…
Author: John Aggrey (Founder & CEO, HIRED Consult & Active Member- Youth Focus Group in support of UN Food Systems Summit, MGCY)
Growing our own food opens up a great opportunity thereby reduces the pressure on the environment by commercial agriculture. It is about starting small and planting things you’d really like to eat. This has been my journey to contribute to the Food Systems; Backyard Garden!
Having founded HIRED Consult (a youth-led and youth-focused enterprise) everything about nature, environment, biodiversity, and climate change has been the heartbeat to us.
Author: Treasa Cadogan (European Regional Focal Point of MGCY, in support of UN Food Systems Summit)
When you eat food, you have a say in creating a sustainable food system.
We can all create an impact!
A sustainable food system can mean different thing to different people, but the overall goal does not change, creating a world where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. We all have power to make this happen! That is the joy of being part of the global youth sustainable food systems community. To me creating a sustainable food system is about balance. …
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