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The food we want

Starvation in times of plenty. The Food We Want project, involving 8 countries in Europe and Africa, is part of the drive to change a situation where 1bn people go hungry

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Project Food We Want
Period 2011-2014
Sector Educating for sustainability
Areas Europe and Africa
Countries Italy, Great Britain, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Status Closed
Partners Fundación IBO, Spain | IGO Institute of Global Responsibility, Poland | Oikos Cooperação e Desenvolvimento, Portugal | PENHA Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa, Great Britain | University of Milan, Faculty of Agriculture | Italia Muindi | Fundação IBO, Mozambique | Oikos East Africa | MPIDO Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization, Kenya
Financing body European Union
Internet site www.foodwewant.org
Video 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvyaWC8MCCU

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we already produce one and a half times the amount of food that would be needed to provide the world’s population with an adequate, nutritious diet.
How can it be, then, that one person in seven suffers from hunger?
On our planet, approximately one billion people do not get enough to eat.

Over the last twenty years, increasingly efficient farming methods have increased food production.
However, industrial agriculture’s primary aim is not to meet the needs of local communities but to produce food for sale on the world markets.

Raise the awareness

Oikos takes part in the organisation and implementation of “Food We Want”, a campaign that promotes family farming and sustainable agri-food systems as a solution to tackling hunger, combating poverty and addressing climate change.

The awareness-raising campaign, financed by the EU, is being organised in eight countries: Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Great Britain, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Its aim: to share ideas, promote common solutions and encourage public debate on the future of food.

Exchange, research, information

We will be contributing to all the main activities.
Networking, for a start: information exchange, the diffusion of knowledge and promotion of advocacy activities aimed at connecting NGOs, public authorities, research institutions and companies in Europe and developing countries in order to set up partnerships and share knowledge in the field of sustainable agriculture.

A second line of action regards public awareness. A special campaign will involve young people in a new way of conceiving development, by drawing their attention to the global dimension of food and agriculture to encourage them to adopt models of sustainable consumption. The site devoted to the issues covered in the campaign, at http://www.foodwewant.org/, will be an important resource for increasing awareness and providing information to everyone in Europe and elsewhere.

Food is a global issue

Another line of action will be research: we will carry out analysis aimed at developing a database on good agricultural practices and publish a handbook on the potential role of sustainable agriculture in guaranteeing food security and addressing environmental concerns, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

A fourth and final line of action will involve the media: we will organise workshops as well as a European competition for students of journalism and communication.

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Oppure usa le nostre coordinate
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BONIFICO BANCARIO:
intestato a Istituto Oikos Onlus
Banca Popolare di Sondrio, ag. 1 - via Porpora 104, Milano 20131
IBAN IT80R0569601602000006906X78

CONTO CORRENTE POSTALE:
c/c 61923629
intestato a Istituto Oikos