Category: News
Date published: October 15, 2021

World Food Day 2021

This year’s global theme is: ‘Our actions are our future – better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life’. The United Nations first Food Systems Summit held in Rome last month has called for bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, with the aim of getting back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are a ‘Partner’ for the UN SDGs and actively supporting a number of them. They include Zero Hunger by 2030, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption and Production and Life on Land. We also support A Journey through the World of Resilient Agriculture | Resilience Food Stories  in which photographer Ruud Sies and Hanneke van Hintum tell the stories of passionate farmers and growers who show us that only sustainable horticulture and agriculture can make the world’s food production healthier, safer, more productive and resilient.

Join them on World Food Day and view some of the recent Resilience Food Stories below:

Simon Groot - Resilience Food Stories – Is a short interview with Simon Groot - a pioneer in seed breeding - and how he and his company, East West Seed, encouraged small-scale farmers in South East Asia to use quality seed to grow vegetables to combat hunger and poverty. He is now focusing his efforts on Africa and Latin America. Simon Groot received the World Food Prize in 2019.

Land of connections - Resilience Food Stories In this video Sjoerd Wartena tell us how he started a goat farm in France and underwent a metamorphosis in lifestyle by living off the land and sharing knowledge. He started the Terre de Liens in 2003 to buy farms for a growing community to face the challenges presented by climate change.

Assa Restaurant Anthony and Fumiko Maubert Green Michelin Star and their producers - Resilience Food Stories – Michelin Star chefs Anthony and Fumiko talk of their passion for food and nature. ‘We have to respect every living thing. If we lose our biodiversity and work with chemicals we will lose our insects and bees, fruit and vegetables.’