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

Barack Obama discusses the environment, with a nod to young people

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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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Earth Day - Educating to protect the environment and save the planet

The 22nd April is Earth Day, a global initiative which brings together 192 nations with the goal of increasing the literacy of everyday citizens on topics relating to the environment. The BCFN will participate by presenting the Food Sustainability Report, a tool to keep the public informed on what is happening in sustainable agriculture and food.

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Food and society

BCFN Forum 2016: eat better, eat less, food for all

A string of discussions, scientific data and innovative ideas. All this and much more at the 7th BCFN Forum on Food and Nutrition held in Milan on the 1st December.
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Food and sustainability

Successes and Challenges in Global Food Systems

On November 16, 2016 the Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, held the 1st annual Chicago Food Tank Summit. With two previous 2016 Summits in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C., the Chicago Summit was the third in a series of events bringing together leaders of change and sustainability in food systems to highlight challenges and innovative solutions on environmental, social, and economic issues in global food systems.
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Food and sustainability

The BCFN YES! Winner selection and next steps

The 2016 edition has been BCFN YES!‘s first time as a research grant competition, a step forward for the Foundation to tackle the major problems of the global food system, favoring once again high-level education with a multidisciplinary and international approach. Anne-Teresa Birthwright and Shaneica Lester are this year’s winners, with a project to develop farming livelihoods and maximize yields in Jamaica, through education, improved irrigation methods and social capital.
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The lifesaving power of agriculture

After the earthquake that devastated the country last year, life in remote hills of Nepal confirms the role of agriculture: a shield against post-disaster food insecurity.
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Food and society

BCFN YES! 2016

Ten research projects for a sustainable food system will be revealed at the International Forum on Food and Nutrition. The winner will receive a €20,000 scholarship for their research project.
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food for all

Year of the Pulse to a Lifetime of Benefits

At the end of the Year of Pulse promoted by FAO, we outline the benefit of legumes both for our diet and for the environment.
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Food and society

A survey for food education

There are many examples of successful food education projects around the world but a unified movement is still missing. The BCFN Alumni group has repetitively called out the urgent need for national standards in order to provide children with food skills and knowledge since an early age. The following are some insights from a small survey recently conducted among them.
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Food and sustainability

Studying waste at school

A high school in Taranto specialising in IT has developed an educational project on food waste using materials produced by BCFN. The children then put the theories they learned into practice by delivering food packages to people in need.
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