Magma UNESCO Global Geopark launched GEOfood, a brand aimed at developing local food within their territories, underlining the interrelation among the geodiversity, soil, raw material and food product and supporting the sustainable development and local communities. The organization, in order to jointly share multi-faceted aims and actions and build awareness for sustainable food protection, chose Future Food Institute, an entire ecosystem that makes food innovation a key tool to face the great challenges of the future, to valorize this opportunity.
Education and food innovation, as sources that can be used by the entire global community to build shared benefits and prosperity, can address economic, social and environmental challenges. That’s why the crucial aim of the partnership was disseminating and spreading common knowledge, starting from the Earth Regeneration Toolbox, developed during the first edition of the Food & Climate Shapers bootcamps, coming from the “Future Food for Climate Change” initiative that took place in New York, Tokyo and Thingeyri from July to September 2019.
The Toolbox, that Future Food Institute elaborated with FAO, includes a systematization of global best practices in 5 thematic areas for social, economic and environmental sustainable development that can serve as a common ground for knowledge and expertise spread in the education and food innovation frameworks.
Therefore, it can serve as a platform for future collaboration between and amongst territorial areas and networks, co-promoting the programmes of both parties and co-designing joint actions in the education and food innovation field.
Sara Roversi, founder of the Future Food Institute, states: “Future Food Institute is very glad to announce the partnership with Magma UNESCO Global Geopark. This partnership is a unique opportunity for the development of both organizations in the area, establishing collaboration in education and food innovation fields. Food innovation is now a driving force for enhancing competitiveness and the partnership is developed in the framework of the programme ‘Future Food for Climate Change’ of Future Food Institute, which foresees the implementation of the international learning journey which can be extended to farmers, students, Geopark staff, stakeholders of the counterpart”.
Here the comment from Pål Thjømøe, Magma Geopark CEO: “We are very pleased for this partnership. We are sure that the cooperation with the Future Food Institute will benefit both parties in developing joint activities toward common goals. We are ready to share our experiences and projects in the frame of the programme ‘Future Food for Climate Change’ in order to increase the UNESCO Global Geoparks awareness concerning the impact of the food chain in the factors contributing to climate change”.