vision

The vision of the BCFN Alumni group is to make the best use of the potential of the young people involved with the issues of agri-food sustainability around the World. The aim is to create a community of active and committed Alumni, which through projects and other activities, contribute to the development of a more sustainable food system.
Alumni of the BCFN Foundation at Expo 2015
Alumni of BCFN Foundation

mission

The mission is thus to enrich each member by sharing ideas, talents and resources within the network, but more importantly to develop innovative contents to be used in academic contexts, as well as in other frameworks useful for raising awareness of the general public.

Who we are and HOW WE WORK

BCFN Alumni are represented by the young finalists BFCN YES !. They come from all over the world and the diversity of their cultural background and study gives to the activities of this group a multidisciplinary and multicultural significant.

Alumni of the BCFN promote the values and themes central to BCFN Foundation activity. The alumni played an active role in creating the Youth Manifesto, a document containing seven operational proposals to tackle the challenge of food paradoxes and identifying seven key roles in the system: policy makers, farmers, activists, educators, the food industry, journalists and researchers.

Alumni of the BCFN Foundation at work
The projects of the Alumni of the BCFN Foundation

They contribute to the contents of the online magazine published by BCFN Foundation and form an international network where one can develop new collaborations and synergies surrounding the themes related to food sustainability.

BCFN Alumni are led by a President and representatives from six different geographical regions (Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania), who are elected annually.

BCFN ALUMNI PARTNERSHIPS

The BCFN Alumni are in constant dialogue with research groups and other institutions which are committed to promoting food sustainability and the active role of future generations within society. They achieve this by securing partnerships and collaborations to spread and exchange best practices.

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TOGETHER FOR THE YOUTH MANIFESTO

BCFN Alumni personally helped write the Youth Manifesto, a document laying out seven operational proposals to tackle the challenge of food paradoxes and identifying the seven key roles in the system: policy makers, farmers, activists, educators, the food industry, journalists and researchers.
meet the ALUMNI of the bcfn DOWNLOAD THE YOUTH MANIFESTO
Alumni di Fondazione BCFN per Youth Manifesto

Projects of BCFN Alumni

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Articles attached

Food and sustainability

Internet of Things, clouds and trends in agriculture

From automation to food safety, from adaptive irrigation to supply-chain management systems, and from big-data aggregators to food recovery, the main technological impacts in agriculture hit the top of the chain, with in-field systems, post-harvest monitoring and efficiency boosters.

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Food and sustainability

Eco-Sustainable Gardens: from food insecurity to an agriculture with a low ecological footprint

A project to help the Mbororo women farmers from Cameroon to provide enough food for their families to fight malnutrition with a low ecological footprint and to sell the overproduction won the BCFN Yes competition in 2015. After more than one year of field work, the local stakeholders have been involved and the project is starting to run and will grow with the help of new partners and new funding organizations.

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Food and society

A case study competion for a new agriculture

In search of innovation and creativity, BCFN will promote, together with other institutions, a competition involving young scholars and professionals in the field of sustainable agri-food systems. Save the date of the next European Association of Agricultural Economists congress in Parma, from August 28th to September 1st2017.

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