IYD 2021 – Transforming Food Systems
On the theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” on 12 August 2021 UNV India will be celebrating International Youth Day 2021 to highlight that youth engagement remains central to the transformation of food systems in the world and India.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Food Systems Summit stated that “We cannot implement the science without also addressing questions of access, equality and finance, and we cannot build a better future for tomorrow without including the youth of today”.
‟ If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez
The theme for this year is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, which aims to highlight that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.
Food systems include not only the basic elements of how we get
food from farms to the table, but also all of the processes and
infrastructure involved in feeding a population, and the negative
externalities that can be generated during the process, such as
air and ocean pollution as well as desertification.
Population health is also key in addressing food systems
challenges, especially as nutrition-related chronic diseases such
as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of
cancer are major contributors to the global burden of disease.
Youth engagement is key to the transformation of food systems
as they play a crucial role working towards the implementation
of the Sustainable Development Goals and related frameworks.
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Above is the newsletter of the International Youth Day 2021 campaign which shows the work of V-Force Volunteers throughout this campaign. Almost 500 new volunteers have participated and out of those few outstanding works have been featured in this. Volunteers have explained so nicely that What does good food means to them? why healthy food is necessary for a living? and lots of many things. The V-Force community has welcomed every opinion from their side.