VIENNA, 13 May 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented its agri-business work related to Food Systems and Nutrition at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan. In addition, UNIDO’s Yvonne Lokko participated in the panel discussion ‘Bridging the gap between surplus and scarcity: opportunities of food innovation’, which was held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme of the Netherlands, and which focused on opportunities for food innovation and food waste management. Furthermore, Yvonne Lokko also took part in the panel discussion ‘Cradle of re-civilization: how Africa can lead the food revolution’, which explored ways to support Africa, from growing local infrastructures to supporting local innovation and entrepreneurs.
On the conference’s fourth day, the global campaign ‘Goals on Tour’ was launched to raise public awareness and support for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through 16 containers (the 17th is represented by the unity of the community present at the event), with each container symbolizing an SDG. “Inclusive and sustainable industrialization towards the achievement of SDG9 and of all the SDGs at large is of central importance”, said UNIDO’s Michele Clara. “With ‘Goals on Tour’, UNIDO can showcase its operations in the agro-business field and in support of inclusiveness”.
From Milan, the containers will embark on a sustainable journey around the world, with the next stop in Rome.
UNIDO was also able to organize a visiting delegation from Uganda to present its technical assistance related to the local banana communities, and the benefits for local development.
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