Strolling on a net above the Brazilian tropical forest
Dancing a Tango with Argentinians
Enjoying a Tibetan meal in the quietness of a garden by a fountain, Tibetan Prayer Flags flying in the wind
Trying a beautiful Malaysian flowery rickshaw
Tasting a very interesting source of protein: Thaï insects
Watching an impressive Tree of Life coming alive with colors and music
Exploring the architectural dunes of the United Arab Emirates
Experiencing rain in the desert of Kuwait
Admiring the Vietnamese traditional music instruments
Discussing with natives from The Grenadines… or people from 144 different nations
Discovering all 749 very concrete projects from all over the world to solve this very crucial challenge: how can we ensure to everyone access to sufficient, safe, healthy and sustainable food?
“We already produce enough food today to feed the entire population of the world. And, yet, about 800 million people are hungry.” says José Graziano da Silva, FAO* Director-General.
Why is that? You get the answers in the Pavilion Zero held by the United Nations. “Almost one third of the volume of food produced for human consumption at global level is lost or wasted.” In developed countries, the major problem is the waste made by consumers. “In developing countries, losses are caused by inadequate harvesting and processing techniques, adverse weather, poor infrastructure and transportation systems, and the lack of efficient cold storage system”.
“I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime. In a world of plenty, no one –not a single person- should be hungry”
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
So, dear Future Shapers, let’s think, how can each of us be part of the zero hunger challenge?
Have you guessed it, we are in Milan, Italy, Universal Expo, on the theme: Feeding the planet, energy for life. October 2015.
Attention! The next opportunity to watch with curiosity the world inventing itself: 2020, Dubaï.
And now, congratulations on all the wonderful ideas you came up with for our last creative challenge. How to renew your creative energy?
Oups!, you haven’t checked out all the ideas yet?
See you soon! And happy new year 2016!
*FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations