From ingredient apps to blockchain-enabled produce trackers, technology is disrupting the traditional food system and making transparency its new bedrock. Consumers increasingly want to know more concerning the origin, quality, sustainability, and tr
Join us as we explore opportunities to build much more ambitious and effective links between the public and the private sectors to help improve the food environment, and enable better dietary choices.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Permanent Representation of Canada and the Permanent Representation of Jamaica have applied for a side-event on “Investing for Reshaping Food Systems” to take place as part of the ECOSOC F
The General Assembly is the most significant event for the institutional life of WFO and the farming community, and this year will be focused on Shaping the Future of Sustainable Agriculture in a Changing Climate, with a view to promote the key role
The European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launch a new report today sounding the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger.
Read the news release
The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place aroun
Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 24 March 2018.
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FAO will host this 2-day International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, as a means to allow experts and advocates to debate Agroecology, an emerging set of practices that seek to apply ecological concepts and principles to th
The Regional Conference will discuss how to strengthen the Food and Nutrition Security Plan of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (FSN-CELAC) and other strategies that can help countries of the region to achieve Zero Hunger, while a
The FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC 2018) is held once every two years, with attendees at the Ministers of Agriculture level expected; in addition to observers from countries outside the Region, international, regional and Arab Organizations.
The forum was held to develop public policy recommendations to promote gender equality and the rights of indigenous women, strengthen their decision making and seek ways to reduce the poverty and discrimination gap they face.
Representatives from i
Global Citizen festival in Central Park, New York. Advocacy festival with audience of 60,000 in person and millions around the world online. Chance for commitments and accountability.
The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.
Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land;
International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) is comprised of numerous international organizations working to improve policies and scale-up investments in nutrition.
The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will take place from 22nd to 29th January 2018, under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”
2018 theme for International World Chefs Day has yet to be released.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.
The Worldchefs Congress & Expo brings together more than 100 member countries and industry leaders to learn about culinary trends and innovations, compete on a global scale.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 – Asia on a Plate - is taking place in Kual
The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing. We invite the global community of researchers and resear
The 6th Annual Menus of Change Leadership Summit will include a special emphasis on the following topics:
- Plant-Forward: Focusing and Accelerating an Industry Mega-Trend.
- Scaling Change: Driving Better Practices in High-Volume Agriculture and Food
Seeds&Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit is the top Food Innovation event worldwide. We are dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world.
The schedule will be released in March.
The theme for 2018's conference is "LEGENDS OF FLAVOR: World Cuisines, Immigrant Kitchens, and the Future of American Food".
The Convention on Biodiversity acknowledges the fact that biodiversity is affected by climate change, and that biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and
Convened annually by the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the p
The 2nd Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit is focused on Exploring the Paradox of Hunger and Obesity. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy mak
The Inaugural Seattle Food Tank Summit is focused on Growing Food Policy. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials,
The theme for 2018 is ‘My Food’.
SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, an
The 4th Annual Washing DC Food Tank Summit is focused on Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs,
InterAction 2018 provides an opportunity to engage with attendees from NGOs as well as business, government and academic sectors at the largest annual gathering of international development and humanitarian professionals.
Providing unparalleled netw
The 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) on the subject "Shaping the Future of Livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently” will be held in Berlin from 18-th to 20-th January 2018.
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) i
This event aims to raise attention to the many entry points the food systems offer as well as the numerous opportunities for investments to positively impact nutrition. The UN General Assembly declared 2016-2025 the Decade of Action on Nutrition and
Canada's G7 Themes:
- Investing in Growth that Works For Everyone
- Preparing for Jobs of the Future
- Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
- Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy
- Building a More Peaceful and Secure W
To mark the 15th anniversary of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN Nordic and the United Nations World Food Programme’s Nordic Office invite partners and other stakeholders for a conference to underline the importance of nutrition to ac
"World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution." -Antonio Guterres
The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 has yet to be released.
All dimensions of food security- food availability, access and use- are at risk in areas with high HIV/AIDS prevalence.
The theme for World AIDS Day 2018 has not yet been released.
current large movements of people are presenting complex challenges. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. Conflict and climate change are ine
Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland
World Environment Day aims to mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
The theme for World Enviro
World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
It’s also a day for us to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
The theme for World Food
The theme for International Day of Peace 2018 is not yet released.
Sustainable Gastronomy Day acknowledges gastronomy as a cultural expression related to the natural and cultural diversity of the world. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable develop
The theme for International Day of Biological Diversity 2018 is "Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity". The theme was chosen to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and to highlight pr
Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Ear
The theme for World Health Day 2018 is Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere. The slogan is “Health for All”.
WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, a
The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking annual event that will bring together the global community taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It will recognize and celebrate the innovator
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent
This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, d
2018 theme: “Time is Now: Rural & urban activists transforming women’s lives” Highlighting all who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights & realize their full potential. #PressforProgress
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global d
The three priorities of G20 in Argentina are:
- The future of work
- Infrastructure for development
- A sustainable food future
The third priority- a sustainable food future- focuses specifically on improving social productivity by sustainable means.
The theme will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustai
Join us in Stockholm to discuss progress on solving the interconnected challenges of climate, sustainability and health and take action on transforming our global food system. Our forums are a breeding ground for uncommon collaborations, new research
The World Economic Forum on Latin America will gather over 700 global and regional leaders from government, business and civil society at a decisive time for Latin America, as an intense electoral cycle over the next two years promises far-reaching p
Our first meetings for the year will be a Networking and Sharing call held on 22nd January 2018 from 2pm to 4pm:
Please come to present summary of plans for 2018.
We will ask participants to speak to what Events they are focused on in 2018 and als