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BCFN YES! 2014

BCFN YES! 2014

The third edition of YES! in 2014 aimed to stimulate sustainable development in the agribusiness sector, focusing on the three paradoxes linked to the Milan Protocol: the inequality in food distribution at a worldwide level, the competition between animals, automobiles and humankind for the consumption of agricultural production, and food waste.

The winning idea of the third edition was the ‘Food and Nutrition Hub’ by Gianna Bonis Profumo, a project which guarantees food security thanks to the empowerment of women in agriculture and the use of special poultry cages to fertilise the land.

BCFN YES! - The 2014 Forum Highlights

Winner Projects

Gianna Boris Profumo
Australia

University of Sidney
Australia

My passion are food security and nutrition issues, particularly those that affect women and children. I find this topic the most compelling...

FOOD AND NUTRITION HUB - INTEGRATED FOOD PRODUCTION AND NUTRITION EDUCATION

In Southeast Asia, rural populations experience high levels of malnutrition, compromising the development of children into future healthy citizens. Malnutrition can be enhanced by improving home-based food production systems on which most rural livelihoods depend while improving the natural resource base through sustainable practices. By integrating and managing small livestock systems within home gardens, nutrient-rich foods are produced in a sustainable manner to improve dietary intake of mothers and children. Integrated family poultry systems improve soil fertility while generating time efficiencies, turning household waste into a valuable agricultural input, and generating small income opportunities. Home gardens and small livestock tend to be cared for by women, whose empowerment and control over assets have demonstrated important improvements on household nutrition and health. Thr



ough the establishment of Food and Nutrition Hubs in villages, women are encouraged to produce vegetables and animal-source foods dense in micronutrients and protein, and learn optimal feeding practices through nutrition education in a supportive and culturally appropriate environment. Enhancing women’s understanding on how to prevent and address stunting in a conducive space, the Food and Nutrition Hub, has the potential to impact on rural malnutrition in a sustainable manner.

Shortlisted projects

Indonesia

Indonesia

CROSSED-FILLING CALORIES EXCHANGE, SAVE LIVES FROM HUNGER
Fitri Afriliana
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Italy

Italy

MINDFOOD: MOVE MORE TO EAT BETTER
Chiara Cecchini
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Turkey

Turkey

INCREASING WATER ACCESSIBILITY BY DATA MINING AND REMOTE SENSING
Erdem Unyay
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India

India

FOOD CHAMP-FIGHTING OBESITY AT THE ROOT LEVEL
Priyanka Agarwal
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Italy

Italy

COOKINCITY
Carlo Ciatteo
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China

China

A CRITICAL APPROACH TO COLLEGE STUDENTS EATING HABITS
Hongjie Zhang
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Italy

Italy

COMMON (SENSE) WASTE - SPOILAGE SENSING GUIDE
Stefano Benetti
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USA

USA

TEACH FOR FOOD
Emily Thornton
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Italy

Italy

THE LITTLE SEEDS SCHOOL
Lucrezia Zito
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BEST on web

Francesca Biondo

Francesca Biondo

Italy

Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Italy

Martina Iorio

Italy

Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Italy

Carola Savinetti

Italy

Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Italy

I think that changing could start only from the bottom, so i like the challenge of BCFN_YES to change the world. Work in team it'a an important drive...

RelationFood

The strength of this project is to initiate an exchange system and help people to share their excess food rather than throwing it, leveraging and enhancing the interpersonal skills of the neighborhood. What sets it apart from similar projects in Italy and in the world, is the creation of a physical reference within the city and a new target that no longer embraces the needy but people belonging to the mid-range of the population. Another feature is the multi functionality of the places destined to the project by encouraging continued participation through group activities, fostering the habit to exchange and spreading the utilization of the network of RelationFood.
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