The Future of Food

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The Future of Food, International Symposium organised by FAO on 10- 11 June 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, contributing to the United Nations decade of Action on Nutrition, 2016 – 2025.


The 2-day symposium will bring together academics, researchers, policymakers, representatives from civil society and private sector, parliamentarians and government agencies to discuss many questions related to our food systems and explore pathways to a sustainable future of food and healthy diets for all.

Discussions will revolve around four main areas:

  1. Research, Knowledge Gaps and Needs for Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Diets
  2. Governance of food systems for healthy diets
  3. Building Consumer Confidence in Food Systems
  4. Transforming Food Systems: What does it take?


On July 2018, ISPRA signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding with FAO, together with the other italian research institutions ENEA, CNR and CREA and the Focal Point of the MoU has been invited to participate in Academia Perspectives Round Table, held on 10 June 2019, 09:00-10:30, at King Faisal Room.


This special roundtable has been designed to gain meaningful insight into future of food from academic perspective in order to provide inputs to the Symposium, addressing a guiding question:  What is the role of Academia to ensure healthy and sustainable food diets by 2030 and what are the main challenges from your region?

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