Barilla believes in young people’s agriculture

The focus of Barilla on tomorrow's nutrition does not decrease. The company that has been working for years to find the best sustainability routes in the domain of nutrition all over the world, this year decided to devote particular attention to young people’s agriculture

In view of the 8th Forum concerning Nutrition, the Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition is promoting a series of events dedicated to young students and researchers to stimulate a conversation that can lead to concrete solutions for a more sustainable future. On May 23rd the first of a series of webinars has taken place. During them, BCFN met top-level international experts for a discussion concerning the new European Common Agricultural Policy and its impacts on the future of new generations. The Event was entitled ‘Agriculture in our Future: the floor to Young People’.

‘Food and Sustainability’ is the title of a Student Case Study Competition. This contest was born from the collaboration among BCFN Foundation, Wageningen University & Research, and the University of Parma. This is a competition dedicated to new generations - change-makers, individual researchers, teachers or multidisciplinary groups - able to promote with their projects a radical change in the current agri-food systems, inspired by the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Finally, thanks to the collaboration with the University of Siena and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, a laboratory has been conceived to enhance the role of Millennials in identifying ideas and solutions for the sustainability of food systems. The Lab took place from May 19th to 21st, while the presentation of the results will take place during the Millennials Festival on October 5th and 6th.

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