Student Delegation Participates in World Food Forum at FAO

JCU student delegation participated in the annual World Food Forum Flagship Event at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from October 16 to 20, 2023.

WFF flagship event
JCU Student Delegation

John Cabot University had the opportunity to attend for the second time, through the Center for Career Services, in the third WFF Flagship Event, which was launched in 2021. The World Food Forum is a youth-led global network committed to empowering young people to actively transform agri-food systems and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In preparation for the Flagship Event, the WFF team organized a training session on September 26 at the FAO headquarters in Rome. Students from several universities including JCU, Luiss Guido Carli, American University of Rome, and Bocconi University of Milan were provided with the necessary tools to effectively cover the event, while familiarizing themselves with the FAO environment.

During the Flagship Event, students had the opportunity to interact with key speakers, attendees, and experts, and to create content for their university on different social media platforms.

This year’s World Food Forum theme was “Agrifood system transformation accelerates climate action.” The event welcomed more than 6,000 participants in person and more than 20,000 online on official FAO platforms. There were more than 200 events, ranging from youth action and innovation to education and culture. The dialogue led by farmers, producers, indigenous peoples, policy makers, agricultural investors and scientists focused entirely on food security to achieve a better food future for all, leaving no one behind.

“Attending the World Food Forum Flagship Event has been a unique and enriching experience. Being surrounded by so many cultures all fighting for the same goal made me hopeful that we can really achieve a better future for our climate and environment,” said Giulia Francesca Rucco, student in International Affairs.