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World Food Forum: Youth take charge of shaping the future of food at landmark event

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Title: World Food Forum: Youth take charge of shaping the future of food at landmark event
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Youth from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise participated to the opening day of the World Food Forum with the aim of spurring action to help transform agri-food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 2 ("No hunger"). The live-streamed opening ceremony in Rome saw opening remarks delivered by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, followed by a special message read on behalf of Pope Francis. Queen Letizia of Spain, who is a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Special Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition, was also among the dignitaries who spoke to an audience of young farmers, youth leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers and celebrities. The opening event also featured Pacha Kanchay an indigenous spiritual leader from Columbia and US Youth Poet Laureate Meera Dasgupta.

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