The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) e-learning team
and the Future Food Institute
announced the Global 24-hour Digital Marathon: Food for Earth to bring together bright minds and best practices on sustainable food systems for regenerating the Planet, on 22 April 2021.
After the success of the first edition, which brought together more than one hundred voices of experts, with 24 work sessions, and registered more than one hundred thousand participants all over the world, the virtual relay for the planet is backwhich, like an ideal Olympic torch, will travel from East to West and will involve entrepreneurs, startups, scientists, journalists, young leaders, policymakers, consultants, farmers
from every corner of the world with the aim of discussing the best experiences on sustainable food systems
The planet is suffering : globally, about 25%
of the earth's surface has been damaged. 24 billion
tons of fertile land are lost every year, largely due to unsustainable agricultural practices (source: thegef.org
), in addition to greenhouse gas emissions produced by 18.4%
directly from agriculture and forestry (source: https://ourworldindata.org
Inserted among the initiatives organised by EarthDay.org
, the Washington organisation that has been organising World Earth Day for 51 years, the event will cross all the G20 countries
, the Mediterranean
, emerging countries and areas of the world Natural Heritage of Humanity
: interventions from Australia will follow , South Korea, Indonesia, India, China, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Turkey, Vatican, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa, Tunisia, Senegal, Costa d 'Ivory, Congo, Zimbabwe, United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina and Canada.
Among others, the general director of FAO, QU Dongyu, the deputy director and special adviser Fao Maurizio Martina will speak, as well as Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, and ministers and institutional representatives from all over the world.