MyFood30 was designed to find out what support young people need to make a contribution to the agri-food system related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2, 12 and 15).
From 10 August until 29 September MyFood30 partner organisations helped to share a short survey with as many young agri-food experts as possible. A Talent Workshop in Bern and a Side Event at CFS 42 in Rome then brought young people and decision makers together to discuss the results and consider solutions.
436 respondents in total
58 countries represented
248 people aged 15 - 30
You can click on the description of each SDG to find out more about it.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
1 = It doesn’t meet my needs 6 = It fully meets my needs
Hollistic teaching of the food system
Understanding the political and economic context
Young people sometimes struggle to see how the whole food system fits together and how they can act within it to maximize their impact.
Facilitating exchange between young people and decision makers
Young people feel their voices aren’t heard by decision makers and their opinions aren’t taken on board as part of the policy making process.
Tackling practical barriers
Young people often face practical barriers to taking forward their ideas, such as a lack of access to funding or land.
Addressing missing skills and knowledge
Young people felt they lacked practical skills, such as those needed to develop a project, manage a team or start a business.
Identifying new ways of gaining work experience
Young people want to develop their theoretical knowledge through work experience, applied projects and discussions with sector experts.
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