The FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) and Future Food Institute promote the second edition of international training Boot Camps to address and mitigate the climate crisis through the regeneration of agri-food systems. Our ambition is to train a new class of “Food for Climate Shapers”, key figures in the circular and sustainable food chain. Because the way we produce food, transform it, market it and consume it, has an impact on climate change.
We want to shape the climate through food. Food behavior has an impact on the people and the planet. Current food choices have largely a negative effect on the climate and the vitality of the people. What if we took culinary responsibility? We want to raise consciousness about what we eat and drink. We believe that a systemic approach is needed and look at the food system as a whole. Climate change is at the end of your fork. The world needs people that help to create a better world through food. Therefore the Future Food Institute organizes inspiring boot camps all over the world to empower people to act on climate change.
During the training, participants will have the opportunity to meet expert innovators, get inspiration from new agri-food models that are sustainable and provide nutritious and delicious foods. The Boot Camps are designed to be extraordinary experiences aimed at unlocking the potential of the participants and transforming inspiration into action.
The programs are organized at inspiring locations and include visits to relevant best practices, startups, spin-offs or innovative projects. Last but not least, there will be interactive workshops and integration of the class of participants with local communities, using a design and prosperity thinking approach. The participants are required to prepare themselves. For every boot camp there will be a pre-course program to follow based on e-learning material that has been developed by the FAO.
These learning journeys are a life changing experience that will stay with participants for a long time.
The Boot Camps aim to identify, train and engage “Climate Shapers”, bringing together change-makers from around the world to co-design tangible strategies and innovations accelerating action on climate and SDGs, facilitating the transition of the broader society toward the sustainable development framework.