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Food Film Fest 2019, dove cinema e cibo si incontrano

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 luglio 2019

Bergamo. Dal 28 agosto al 1° settembre si svolgerà in piazza Mascheroni a Bergamo la sesta edizione del Food Film Fest: festival cinematografico dedicato al mondo del cibo. L’iniziativa, patrocinata dalla Commissione europea, si propone di diffondere una cultura dell’alimentazione attraverso un concorso cinematografico internazionale.
In questa sesta edizione, organizzata dall’associazione Art Maiora in collaborazione con la Camera di Commercio di Bergamo, il concorso sarà suddiviso in tre sezioni: Food movie (aperta a fiction e film di narrazione), Doc (opere documentaristiche, reportage ed inchieste) e Animation (film d’animazione).Delle 500 opere pervenute da 75 nazioni differenti, 31 sono state scelte come finaliste e si sfideranno nelle tre serate. I film racconteranno prodotti alimentari quali l’olio d’oliva, il formaggio, la vaniglia o il pane, affrontando tematiche attuali tra cui i disturbi alimentari, lo spreco di cibo ed il pensiero degli chef. Ad arricchire il festival ci saranno alcune proiezioni fuori concorso, letture, lezioni aperte, workshops, performance artistiche e degustazioni di piatti e prodotti tipici locali e non. Una tavola rotonda sul tema “Cibo e Futuro” chiuderà poi la kermesse il 1° settembre.

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Food Lion Receives National Recognition for CIAA Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

Public Relations Society of America has awarded Food Lion with its prestigious Bronze Anvil Award in recognition of its successful #BallinOnHunger campaign executed during the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Tournament.The purpose of the 2018 campaign was to spark engagement with CIAA fans and connect them with ways they could help Food Lion fight hunger in the 12 towns and cities where there are CIAA schools.The result was enough social posts to donate 24,000 meals to local food banks and more than 2.9 million of media impressions giving visibility to campaign and the Food Lion brand.Judges commented that the campaign “was an excellent effort that made a real difference. The entry was well thought out and clearly articulated the purpose of this campaign.”
For more than 45 years, the Bronze Anvil Awards have recognized the best of the best in public relations tactics — the use of social media, video, blogs, podcasts, annual reports, digital newsletters, websites – that contribute to the success of overall programs or campaigns.Judging is performed across the United States by teams of PRSA members and others with expertise in the specific categories. Only one Bronze Anvil was awarded in 33 categories. The awards were presented in New York City, N.Y., last Thursday. This is the company’s first time winning a Bronze Award and third time winning a PRSA national award.

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Food Lion Receives National Recognition for Its Customer Loyalty Program

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 giugno 2019

Food Lion received top honors in the “Social Impact” category at the 2019 Loyalty360 Awards, for the retailer’s loyalty program engagement with its Food Lion Feeds hunger-relief initiative. The awards recognize industry leaders across several categories centered around building trusting relationships with their customers in a proactive, meaningful and measurable way. Loyalty360 awarded finalists in 12 categories, each representing a key facet of a brand’s customer loyalty focus. Food Lion’s MVP Customer Rewards Program and its innovative Shop & Earn personalized monthly rewards program, enable customers to engage with Food Lion Feeds, the brand’s hunger-relief initiative, through promotions such as “Be a Hero, Serve a Hero” which provides meal donations to military members and their families based on customer purchases. Food Lion’s MVP Customer Rewards Program, Shop & Earn, vendor partnerships and customer support helped drive Food Lion’s recent milestone achievement of donating 500 million meals to help nourish people in need.
Since Shop & Earn was launched across the banner last year, the reward program has integrated a number of opportunities to engage customer support in Food Lion Feeds. During the Shop & Earn launch, the brand linked customer activation to a meal donation for Food Lion Feeds donating one million meals to local Feeding America food banks in its 10-state footprint; and Shop & Earn helps to drive customer support for in-store campaigns, such as “Be a Hero, Serve a Hero,” Holidays Without Hunger meal boxes, and others.
In addition to receiving Loyalty360’s top honors for social impact, Food Lion’s Shop & Earn customer rewards program was named one of the top 10 loyalty programs of 2018 and received additional recognition for its design and dedication to customer service and the loyalty industry. For more information on the awards and a complete list of organizations recognized, click here. Food Lion launched Food Lion Feeds in 2014 with a commitment to donating 500 million meals by the end of 2020. On May 9, 2019, Food Lion Feeds announced it had donated its 500 millionth meal nearly 18 months ahead of schedule. To learn more about Food Lion Feeds, visit

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Deputy Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to join Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

Kuwait. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) confirmed today that Daniel Gustafson Deputy Director-General (DDG) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been officially invited to join the Al Sumait Prize for African Development Board of Trustees.The official invitation from Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah was handed over by Charge d’Affaires of the Kuwait Embassy in Rome Advisor Salem Al-Zamanan.Gustafson praised the initiative as of international value and that it would stimulate scientific research to serve UN goals of sustainable development, help poor African communities and enable them to improve their living conditions. He said that being a board member will help to expand and develop the FAO partnership with Kuwait, especially in food security, which is the main task of the FAO and a key element of the UN Sustainable Development goals 2030. “It is a world-class scientific forum that includes experts, scientists and specialists in various fields with a huge research and scientific archives due to cooperation with distinguished universities and scientific institutions”, Al- Zamanam described the UN organization.
Al-Zamanan expressed his pride in welcoming the FAO to participate in this initiative.“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Gustafson to the Board of Trustees and the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the FAO. To this end we will be extending the nomination period for the food security category of the prize till the end of May 2019 so as to make sure we have nominations for all those individuals and NGOs that are positively impacting food security development on the African continent.” Commented Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin Board Member and Director General of KFAS.The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait. Other trustees include Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Makhtar Diop World Bank’s Vice President for Africa and Mr. Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prizes are a set of annual awards designed to honor significant advances in the fields of food security, health and education in Africa. Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education. The objective of the prizes is to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa.

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Kuwait Invites Nominations for 2019 US1Million Al-Sumait Prize For Food Security In Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 novembre 2018

Kuwait City. Kuwait invited nominations for Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security in Africa, the fith in the series of its annual prizes to be awarded for significant advances in the areas of food security, health and education in Africa. Open to individuals or institutions, the closing date for entries for the one million dollar Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security is April 30, 2019.The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within one or more of the following areas of Food Security on the African Continent: Developing new varieties of seeds,crops or livestock which can improve the food security of the poor population in Africa by increasing the calorific and nutritional value of food produced and consumed domestically.Improving farmers’ access to agricultural inputs, techniques, technologies and markets so as to increase the availability of staple products which form a core part of the diet of the poorest people in Africa.Improving farmers’ resilience to climate change and extreme weatherconditions. Improving marketing and adopting modern business strategies.Addressing issues relevant to gender equity in the field of the Prize.
Formally launched at a meeting of its Board of Trustees on December 7, 2015, in Kuwait, the Al-Sumait prize was first announced by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit.The avowed aim of Al-Sumait Prize, which celebrates the life of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa, is to contribute significantly to solve major development challenges facing African nations.The Al-Sumait Board of Trustees comprises prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. Chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, it includes amongst its membership Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Makhtar Diop Vice World Bank Vice President for Africa and Dr. Kwaku Aning, Former Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency Application forms for the 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize must be received no later than May 31, 2016.The application forms are available at Applications will close on 30th April 2019.

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Food Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 maggio 2018

Secondo le stime di Coldiretti, ammontano a 4 miliardi i consumi di prodotti alimentari di origine italiana negli Usa, con un aumento del 6% nel 2017. Attualmente gli Stati Uniti sono al terzo posto tra i principali acquirenti di alimenti Made in Italy, dopo Germania e Francia. Gli USA sono dunque un enorme bacino di possibilità per l’export delle aziende food italiane, ma quali sono gli elementi da tenere in considerazione per esportare negli Stati Uniti? DHL Global Forwarding propone un vademecum con le informazioni più importanti da considerare.
Dal 12 dicembre 2013 tutte le aziende, anche straniere, che producono, trattano, confezionano e detengono alimenti destinati al consumo da parte di persone o animali negli USA devono registrarsi presso la Food and Drug Administration (FDA), l’agenzia governativa degli Stati Uniti incaricata di emanare le norme che regolano la vendita dei prodotti alimentari sul territorio americano, e notificare ogni spedizione effettuata negli Stati Uniti, per ottenere il cosiddetto “numero FDA”. Il mancato rispetto di tali regole può portare a conseguenze pesanti, tra cui l’interdizione per l’azienda di esportare prodotti negli Stati Uniti: si viene inseriti nella cosiddetta Black List.La notifica anticipata (Importer Security Filing – ISF) di ogni spedizione di prodotti alimentari destinati al mercato USA deve essere effettuata all’FDA tramite mezzo elettronico o via telefono, non prima di 5 giorni dall’arrivo della merce e almeno 24 ore prima che parta dall’Italia. La notifica deve contenere il codice completo FDA del prodotto; il nome comune o di mercato; il marchio o nome commerciale; la quantità descritta dalla confezione più piccola al container più grande; i codici di lotto o altri elementi di identificazione. Se la notifica non viene accettata, la spedizione rimane ferma al porto d’arrivo.
Le recenti norme introdotte dal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) prevedono nuovi obblighi per le imprese che esportano negli Stati Uniti e rafforzano i controlli sugli alimenti da parte della FDA. Da settembre 2016, per commercializzare prodotti alimentari trasformati nel mercato statunitense, tutte le aziende registrate alla FDA (attualmente circa 10.300 operatori italiani), dovranno adeguarsi alle novità legislative nel caso in cui esportino in USA, che obbligano tutti gli operatori del settore alimentare che producono prodotti destinati al mercato statunitense ad adottare un sistema di gestione della sicurezza alimentare rispondente a Preventive controls e Standards for produce safety. I Preventive Controls for Human Food prevedono che l’azienda adotti un sistema di procedure di controllo preventivo, basate sull’analisi del rischio, H.A.R.P.C. – Hazard Analisys and Risk Based Preventive Controls – che dovranno andare ad integrare il Piano H.A.C.C.P. Per gestire queste procedure l’azienda dovrà formare un Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) tramite un corso di 3 giorni tenuto da un Lead Instructor qualificato dalla FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance). Ad ogni attestato corrisponderà un codice identificativo del PCQI, tale figura può essere anche un consulente esterno qualificato designato dall’ azienda, il cosiddetto “FDA Agent”.

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Clientron to Display Its Latest POS Terminals at Food & Hotel Asia 2018 Expo

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 aprile 2018

Clientron Corp., a global leading provider of POS, thin client, and embedded systems, will proudly present its latest product innovation including all-in-one POS terminal and POS peripheral with the benefit of reliability, flexibility and functionality at FHA 2018 (Food & Hotel Asia 2018), Asia’s most comprehensive international Food & Hospitality Trade Event. This exhibition will take place April 24-27, 2018 in Singapore Expo. Clientron booth is located at Hospitality Technology sector, booth 4K2-03.Demonstrating its leading POS innovation and rich product portfolio, Clientron’s displays will include: the innovative PST650 all-in-one POS terminal with a built-in high speed thermal printer and a small, lightweight form factor for counter space savings; the most affordable POS terminal, PT2000, in a fanless design with long life span support to both entry and mainstream POS market segments; and the top-of-the-line POS terminal Ares755 with powerful Intel 7th Core i processors for high-performance options.
Furthermore, Clientron will highlight the tower type Bello650 with 15″ touch displays in a solid aluminum enclosure; and the Wing series – the butterfly lightweight POS terminal with a flexible dual-hinge stand design. Besides that, there will be the fanless, vent-free Ares650 series with an up-to-date ultra-slim aluminum system enclosure as well as cost-effective PT3200 all-in-one POS terminal for the mainstream POS market. Moreover, many of the extended portfolios of integrated POS peripherals will also be exhibited in this event.

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Food Innovation Global Mission 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 aprile 2018

Roma 10 aprile 2018 ore 10.30 Camera di Commercio di Roma – Sala del Consiglio – Via de’ Burrò 147 Future Food Institute in collaborazione con Maker Faire Rome presenta la seconda edizione della Food Innovation Global Mission che partirà il 12 maggio da Bologna.Per due mesi 16 studenti- ricercatori del “Food innovation program 3.0” organizzato in collaborazione con l’Institute for the Future di Paolo Alto visiteranno i principali food hub del mondo: da Mumbai a Shanghai passando per New York e la Silicon Valley per promuovere un approccio più consapevole all’alimentazione, sviluppare nuove tecnologie e formare i future food leaders. I risultati raccolti durante i due mesi della Global Mission saranno presentati durante l’edizione 2018 di Maker Faire Rome.Intervengono alla conferenza:
● Sara Roversi, Founder Future Food Institute
● Matteo Vignoli, Direttore Food Innovation Program
● Marc Buckley, Climate Reality Project di Al Gore, World Economic Forum e ANJA. Marc è anche il testimonial della campagna social “Future Food for Climate Change – #FF4CC”.
● Paolo De Castro, Vicepresidente della Commissione Agricoltura del Parlamento Europeo
● Giovanni Umberto De Vito, Cons. Amb. Ministero Affari Esteri
● Diana Battagia, Direttore UNIDO ITPO (Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite per lo Sviluppo Industriale dei Paesi in via di sviluppo)
● Raffaele Maiorano, Vicepresidente GFAR FAO
● Francesco Loreto e Roberto Reali, Dipartimento Scienze Bio-Agroalimentari del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR

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5th Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 gennaio 2018

JakartaJakarta, Indonesia on 26-28 March 2018 RBF on Food and Agriculture will be held.Based on the 2017 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, world hunger increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. In response, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva called for member countries to renew their commitments to reducing hunger during the closing remarks of the 158th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Council last month.Investing more on sustainable agriculture and food systems and the rural population is also a proven accelerator for the SDGs. Actions to achieve the targets of reducing hunger (SDG 2) creates positive benefits such as reduced poverty (SDG 1), improved health (SDG 3), access to quality education (SDG 4), women’s empowerment (SDG 5), access to clean water (SDG 6) and decent working conditions (SDG 8), to name a few.Join us at the 5th Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Food and Agriculture to explore the impacts of food and agriculture sector to the other SDGs. Case studies on scalable collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society will be featured in the different working groups.

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Seconda edizione del Food Sustainability Media Award

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 gennaio 2018

alimentareA poche settimane dal successo della prima edizione, che ha visto 7 vincitori imporsi tra 500 proposte provenienti da 72 Paesi del mondo tra articoli (oltre 330), foto (80) e video (oltre 80), arriva un’edizione rinnovata del Food Sustainability Media Award, il premio giornalistico realizzato dal Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) insieme alla Fondazione Thomson Reuters e nato per premiare chi propone soluzioni concrete per rendere più sostenibili le nostre scelte in fatto di cibo e che siano in grado di superare i paradossi che da sempre contraddistinguono il nostro sistema alimentare. Il premio resta destinato a giornalisti, blogger, freelance e talenti emergenti che vogliono presentare i propri lavori, sia inediti che già pubblicati, legati alla sicurezza alimentare, alla sostenibilità o all’agricoltura e alla nutrizione. Saranno premiati i contenuti (multimediali e non) che puntano a far luce sui paradossi del sistema alimentare, denunciando e proponendo soluzioni per combattere la coesistenza di fame e obesità o lo spreco alimentare e lo sfruttamento della Terra. Il Food Sustainability Media Award si divide, per la nuova edizione, in due categorie: giornalismo scritto e multimedia – includendo in questo termine video (corti e animazioni), audio e foto. Proprio gli audio, come ad esempio i programmi e servizi radiofonici, entrano dunque a far parte della possibile galassia delle candidature al premio. Per ogni categoria verrà premiato un lavoro inedito e uno già pubblicato. Inoltre, tutti i lavori finalisti saranno automaticamente candidati per la categoria “Best of the web”, scelta direttamente dal pubblico.
I vincitori premiati per un lavoro già pubblicato riceveranno un premio di € 10.000. I vincitori che presenteranno lavori inediti e il vincitore della categoria “Best of the web” riceveranno come premio un viaggio per partecipare a un corso di media training sulla sostenibilità alimentare organizzato dalla Fondazione Thomson Reuters. Inoltre, i lavori inediti dei vincitori verranno pubblicati sui siti della Fondazione Thomson Reuters e della Fondazione BCFN, oltre a essere distribuiti attraverso l’agenzia di stampa di Reuters che conta circa un miliardo di lettori. I lavori potranno essere presentati dal 15 gennaio fino al 31 maggio 2018 e i partecipanti potranno iscriversi al contest attraverso il sito web del Food Sustainability Media Award I lavori finalisti verranno annunciati sul sito a ottobre 2018. Nello stesso periodo si apriranno le votazioni per la categoria “Best of the Web”. I vincitori di ogni categoria saranno annunciati durante il 9° Forum Internazionale della Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) il 27-28 novembre 2018.
Tutti i pezzi selezionati saranno valutati da una giuria d’eccellenza formata da professionisti di primo piano nel campo del giornalismo, della fotografia e delle politiche di sostenibilità agroalimentare. La giuria include: Mario Calabresi (Direttore de La Repubblica); Laurie Goering (Climate Editor presso la Fondazione Thomson Reuters); Irene Mia (Direttore Editoriale Globale, Thought Leadership presso The Economist); Paul Newnham (Coordinatore per il World Food Programme dell’SDG2 Advocacy Hub); Danielle Nierenberg (Fondatrice di Food Tank); Finbarr O’Reilly (Fotografo e scrittore).

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Commission’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 dicembre 2017

ciboThe High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published a new scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.
The High Level Group formulates policy recommendations to help meet the demands of a global population approaching 10 billion by 2050. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said: “The growing global population can’t be fed by agriculture alone. Luckily, there is vast potential in the ocean. This report will help in two ways. It points to how we can get more food from the ocean. And it indicates how to do that sustainably.”
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, added: “This substantive opinion and comprehensive evidence review shows that the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism is going from strength to strength. I am confident that the value of this opinion will be recognised not just by European policy makers, but also by national governments and all those who care about the future of our oceans.”Spotlight on the recommendations: take into account producer and consumer needs for a balanced food production framework – expand consumption of species lower in the food chain (i.e. algae and shellfish) – consider fish farming in sustainable fisheries partnership agreements between the EU and southern partner countries.As announced by President Juncker on 13 May 2015, the Commission set up the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) to contribute to the quality of EU legislation with scientific expertise. It has already presented valuable opinions in areas such as CO2 emissions from cars, cybersecurity and biotech. A news item and the scientific opinion are available online.

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Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 dicembre 2017

Jakarta, 26 – 28 March 2018.The introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 provided a global masterplan for ensuring an equitable, sustainable future for all. Among the Goals, SDG 2 ‘Zero Hunger’ aims to achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, which will require an integrated and collaborative approach to the SDGs.Under the theme ‘Scaling collaboration to deliver the SDGs’, RBF Food & Agriculture, Jakarta 2018 will convene over 500 food, agriculture and nutrition decision makers to discuss solutions to Asia’s food and nutrition crisis, and agree on actions and commitments to achieving the SDGs. The Forum will devise scaleable solutions to achieving ‘Zero-Hunger’, recognising that this underpins most, if not all, of the SDGs.
Delegates will share partnerships, projects and initiatives designed to transform the food and agriculture value chain, and will partake in focused working groups on how to accelerate and scale these initiatives through collaboration.

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Forum on Food and Agriculture, 2017

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 marzo 2017

grand-hyatt-jakartaGrand Hyatt, Jakarta, 14-15 March. Attending this year’s forum will be 4 Ministers from Indonesia and a further 12 senior government representatives from around the region.
Join us in Jakarta to meet and engage with these policy makers and help to find new solutions to: Securing Asia’s food and nutrition future. To ensure you are part of the conversation, please register here.The Indonesian government will be strongly represented at a Ministerial level, we are delighted to confirm the attendance of: Darmin Nasution, Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Amran Sulaiman, Minister of Agriculture, Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health and Bambang Brodjenegoro, Minister for National Development Planning.Other government speakers include:
Subandi Sardjoko, Deputy Minister, National Development Planning, Indonesia
Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia Tajuddin bin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia
Phouthone Moungpak, Vice-Minister and Chair, National Nutrition Committee, Ministry of Health, Laos Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, MyanmarSegfredo Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture, Philippines Margaret Yoovatana, Senior Policy and Plan Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
Chandavone Phoxay, Deputy Director-General, Hygiene-Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health, Laos Tashi Samdup, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan Soth Sithon, Director Economic Development Department, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Cambodia Hean Vanhan, Director General of General Directorate of Agriculture, Cambodia
Chu Van Chuong, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
According to FAO’s latest study, Asia has the largest number of hungry people in the world, with two thirds of the population affected. The Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, 2017 presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge and to have your voice heard.

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Achieving Food Security in Asia – Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, 2017

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 gennaio 2017

Jakarta. RBF Food and Agriculture 2017 will be held in Jakarta, 13-15 March 2017, and brings together leaders from business, finance community, NGOs, and several regional governments, including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.
FAO’s latest report on food insecurity praises Asia for its great progress in significantly reducing the number of malnourished individuals and for halving the proportion of hungry in the last few decades. Despite this progress, there is much still to be done and the report calls for a more intensive, inclusive and holistic approach, which fosters greater integration of health and nutrition-sensitive interventions, to ensure food and nutritional security for future generations.Under the theme ‘Securing Asia’s Food & Nutrition Future’, the 4th Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture (RBF) will address these issues and explore ways to increase sustainable food production, and engage small-holder farmers towards improving nutrition and health in the region.
Seven commodity working groups will focus on aquaculture and fisheries, cocoa, coffee, dairy, grains, palm oil and rice. These working groups will produce actionable recommendations for enhancing farmer access to finance, technology, knowledge and markets, and for solving Asia’s nutrition crises.Confirmed speakers include: Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director General & Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Shinta Kamdani, President, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development, Beverley Postma, Chief Executive Officer, Harvest Plus, Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Phouthone Moungpak, Vice-Minister, and, Chair, National Nutrition Committee, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR, Anna Chilczuk, Regional Director, South-East Asia, Mercy Corps, Imran Nasrullah, Chief Executive, Indonesia, Louis Dreyfus Company, Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director, CropLife Asia, Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia, U Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar, Steve Staal, Program Leader Policy, Trade and Value Chains, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ganesh Pamugar Satyagraha, President Director, Monsanto Indonesia, Colin Lee, Director of Corporate Affairs, Cargill and Nurdiana Darus, Director, Southeast Asia, Rainforest Alliance, amongst many more.

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Abu Dhabi: Food Festival

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 novembre 2016

abu-dhabi-festivalAbu Dhabi Dal 5 al 23 Dicembre, il festival incorporerà Gourmet Abu Dhabi, Street Feast, e per la prima volta, SIAL, la fiera interamente dedicata al mondo del food e dell’ospitalità dove Abu Dhabi si prepara a celebrare il food con il ritorno dell’Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF).Una kermesse della durata di 19 giorni con 3 week-end di attività ed eventi a tema che animeranno la città e vedranno la partecipazione dei migliori chef internazionali oltre a prevedere la degustazione di street food provenienti da tutto il mondo. “Con Abu Dhabi Food Festival, quest’anno, Abu Dhabi è strategicamente posizionata come la capitale gastronomica globale, attraverso un format completo e di alto livello che celebra il cibo in tutte le sue forme”, ha dichiarato S.E. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Direttore Generale, TCA Abu Dhabi. “Crediamo che i diversi aspetti della gastronomia e dell’intrattenimento combinati al focus business della fiera SIAL potranno fornire un esempio perfetto di cooperazione tra partner governativi e privati. Siamo certi che la collaborazione con l’Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority in questa occasione aggiungerà valore all’esperienza culinaria offerta ai visitatori e ci aiuterà a realizzare un festival di successo”. L’ADFF conterrà anche esperienze gastronomiche tematiche come ‘deserto’, ‘mare’, ‘cielo’, un evento Gourmet Golf, un ‘Fast Cars, Slow Food’ barbeque con musica dal vivo, così come una moltitudine di eventi presso gli shopping mall per la gioia di famiglie e bambini. In concomitanza alla manifestazione, anche tutti gli alberghi e i ristoranti proporranno attività tematiche come show cooking, ‘Kitchen Missions’ con Dora l’Esploratrice, Ninja Turtles e SpongeBob, musica dal vivo, sculture di cioccolato, ricchi barbeque, così come i celebri eventi ‘high tea’. (foto: abu dhabi festival)

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Announces winners for Health and Food Security Categories

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 ottobre 2016

al-sumait-prizeKuwait City, Monday October 17, 2016 – Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of ten millions of children across the continent.The Board awarded the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for Health to Professor Kevin Marsh, from the University of Oxford and African Academy of Sciences, Kenya, for his sustained efforts to control and eradicate malaria, which impacts the health of tens of millions of African children.The 2016 Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security honored two organizations The Sweet Potato for Nutrition Team International Potato Centre, Peru, in advancing the contribution of sweet potato to African farmers and households to address Vitamin A deficiency, one of the most pernicious forms of undernourishment, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, for its work in improving the yields and nutritional quality of major staple food crops, such as cassava, banana and maize.Al-Sumait’s Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Other board members include Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Former President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Kwaku Aning, Former Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Abdulatif Alhamad, Director General and Chairman of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Mr Tareq Al-Mutawa, Executive Member of the Board of Public Gathering Charity Committee and others.Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), which administers the awards, said the Board of Trustees is ‘proud to award the prizes to all three recipients who have made major contributions to improving the lives of millions of people throughout Africa.“We are deeply humbled by the efforts demonstrated by Al-Sumait prize laureates in the pursuit of scientific discoveries to meet the challenges of disease, nutrition, food production and climate change,” he said. He added all the laureates were in the frontline of Africa’s challenges, yet have succeeded despite limited resources.Al-Sumait Prizes honor individuals or institutions who help advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in Africa through their sustained research and or innovative projects that result in major impact on the lives and welfare of the people of Africa especially the poor and underprivileged. The awards were instigated on the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait.With each award worth one million dollars and a gold medal, Al-Sumait awards are administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees who oversee the selection of the recipients. The awards acknowledge the work of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti doctor who dedicated his life to addressing the development challenges confronting Africa and established the Direct Aid humanitarian organization.The winning laureates will receive their awards from the Amir of the State of Kuwait and the President of Equatorial Guinea during a ceremony at the Fourth Arab African Summit in Equatorial Guinea on November 22, 2016.“Each of the winners represent innovative, exciting initiatives being done to address the challenges facing Africa,” said Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin. (foto: Al-Sumait Prize)

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Il Made in Thailandia conquista Roma: Arte, Moda e Food a Palazzo Brancaccio

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 ottobre 2016



Roma. Gran successo per l’evento “Viaggio in Thailandia” che si è svolto a Roma presso il Palazzo Brancaccio, organizzato dall’Ambasciata del Regno di Thailandia in Italia in occasione dell’84esimo Genetliaco di Sua Maestà la Regina Sirikit di Thailandia, in collaborazione con l’Autorità per il Turismo Thailandese e la Thai Airways International.
All’iniziativa, che si è avvalsa del Patrocinio Reale di Sua Maestà la Regina e della Fondazione per la Promozione delle Occupazioni di Supporto e delle Relative Tecniche Thailandesi, accolti dall’Ambasciatore della Thailandia Tana Weskosith e dalla sua consorte Sig.ra Jitpachong Weskosith, hanno partecipato circa 200 personalità provenienti dal mondo delle istituzioni, dell’economia, della cultura, dei tour operators e della stampa oltre a numerosi esponenti del corpo diplomatico accreditato in Italia, fra cui: The Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen Sig.ra Thanpuying Supornpen Luangthepnimith, il Direttore del Museo del Museo Regina Sirikint Sig.ra Mom Luang Aurajitra Snitwongse, l’Ambasciatore Francesco Paolo Fulci Presidente della Ferrero Spa, l’Ambasciatore delle Republica delle Filippine S. E. Domingo P. Nolasco, l’Ambasciatore della Republica d’Indonesia S.E. August Parengkuan, l’Ambasciatore della Republica Socialista del Vietnam S. E. Chinh Thien Cao, l’Ambasciatore della Repubblica Popolare Cinese S.E. Ruiyu Li, il Min. Stefano Zanini, il Ministro Ugo Astuto e il Dott. Dino Bossa Presidente IATA.
thailandia2In un clima di grande eleganza, gli ospiti hanno potuto ammirare una selezionata esposizione di oggetti d’arte provenienti dalla collezione dell’ Art of the Kingdom Museum in Bangkok, affascinanti oggetti creati dagli artigiani del Queen Sirikit Institute; innamorarsi dell’inimitabile artigianato e della lavorazione a telaio di manufatti realizzati a mano; immergersi e vivere l’esclusiva esperienza di immagini e suoni delle arti rappresentative Thailandesi e gustato i più pregiati piatti della cucina Thailandese preparati dallo chef di Villa Thai, la residenza dell’Ambasciatore Thailandese a Roma.Momento clou dell’evento “Viaggio in Thailandia” condotto da Antonella Salvucci è stato la


presentazione delle creazioni di seta Thailandesi del noto stilista Sig. Paothong Thongchua, 25 creazioni della sua ultima Collezione “Luxury Thai-Western” dedicate alla moda uomo e donna 2016. A termine della serata Mr. Tana Weskosith, Ambasciatore della Thailandia in Italia, ha dichiarato: “Con “Viaggio in Thailandia” ci auguriamo di aver contribuito ad ampliare ancor di più il dialogo culturale e commerciale che unisce da sempre la Thailandia all’Italia, presentando un’immagine del nostro paese dove grazie al supporto della Fondazione per la Promozione delle Occupazioni di Supporto e delle Relative Tecniche Thailandesi, si è riusciti a formare nel Paese una nuova e giovane realtà di artigiani, considerati ora dei maestri nel proprio campo. Spero anche che questa sera sia stata l’occasione ideale per presentare un’immagine della Thailandia come destinazione di lusso in Asia”.Molte le personalità del mondo della cultura e dello spettacolo che hanno accolto l’invito di Antonio Falanga e Grazia Marino, organizzatori della serata, fra questi Beppe Convertini, Elena Aceto di Capriglia, le gemelle Laura e Silvia Squizzato, Andreea Duma, Elena Parmegiani e Graziano Scarabicchi.Si ringrazia: Thai Airways International, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Compagnia della Bellezza “Ambasciatori dell’Hair Fashion Made in Italy” nel mondo e Raffaele Squillace Make-Up Artist Internazionale dell’Alta Moda. (foto: Thailandia)

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Nomination period closed for Al-Sumait Food Security Prize, shortlist chosen from 49 applicants

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 agosto 2016

foodKuwait City. The Nomination & Search Committee of the Kuwait-sponsored Al-Sumait Food Security Prize has prepared a shortlist of potential winners from the total 49 nominations for the award that closed for entries on June 30, 2016. The applications and supporting documents of the shortlisted candidates for both the Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security and the earlier Al-Sumait Prize for Health Development have been sent to two separate evaluation panels each composed of three eminent international experts in the respective fields. The reports submitted by the members of the evaluation panels will be studied further by two Selection Panels, which will convene in Kuwait City September 19 -22. The Selection Panels will recommend the winners of the prize to the Board of Trustees of the Prize, which is planned to convene during October 2016. The laureates of both cycles of the Prize will be announced by the Board of Trustees.The annual Al-Sumait Food Security and Health Prizes, each worth one million dollars, are awarded for significant advances in the areas of food security and health across Africa. The prizes are open to individuals and institutions worldwide who have made significant research or development advances that can promote health and food security in Africa.
“The shortlists for both prizes represent an unprecedented level of effort and commitment to promoting health and food security in Africa that cuts to the very heart of efforts to help Africa deliver on its full potential,” said Dr. Mustafa Marafi, Acting Head of the Office of Prizes at KFAS. Announced by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit, the aim of Al-Sumait Health Prize is to contribute significantly to solve major development challenges facing African nations. The prize celebrates the life of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa.The Al-Sumait Health Development Prize and the Al-Sumait Food Security Prize will be awarded during The Grand Reception at the Fourth Arab African Summit in Equatorial Guinea on November 22, 2016. (photo: food)

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Food: “Patto” fra Università di Parma e Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 giugno 2016

Food SecurityUniversità di Parma e Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari (SSICA) insieme per lo svolgimento di attività didattiche e di ricerca su scienze e tecnologie degli alimenti. Questo il fulcro della convenzione siglata oggi nella sede dell’Ateneo dal Rettore Loris Borghi e dal Presidente della SSICA Andrea Zanlari. All’incontro hanno partecipato anche il Delegato del Rettore al Food Project d’Ateneo Corrado Giacomini e il Dirigente di ricerca della SSICA Giovanni Parolari. Nel corso dell’incontro è intervenuto anche Giancarlo Menta, delegato del Presidente per la costituzione del Comitato di indirizzo della Fondazione di ricerca Stazione sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari. Ricerca e formazione didattica e professionale dunque l’obiettivo prioritario dell’accordo, che avrà durata triennale. A un Comitato paritetico formato da 3 rappresentanti di ciascuna delle due Istituzioni spetterà il compito di organizzare, mettere in atto e gestire la collaborazione tra Università e Stazione Sperimentale.
Per quanto riguarda la didattica, i due Enti firmatari collaboreranno per la formazione di studenti nell’ambito del settore agroalimentare con vari livelli di preparazione: diploma, laurea, scuole di specializzazione, dottorati di ricerca, master, corsi di perfezionamento. Saranno inoltre sviluppate iniziative comuni di tipo didattico e formativo prevalentemente rivolte a laureati, diplomati e al personale tecnico dell’industria alimentare: queste iniziative potranno includere workshops, corsi, seminari, e potranno essere attivate anche su richiesta di aziende o gruppi di aziende.
Per quanto riguarda la ricerca agro-alimentare, Ateneo e Stazione Sperimentale intensificheranno le collaborazioni favorendo la partecipazione congiunta a progetti regionali, nazionali, internazionali e lo svolgimento di altre iniziative promosse da aziende, enti e associazioni pubbliche e private. Università di Parma e Stazione sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari uniranno le forze anche per la ricerca di finanziamenti e lavoreranno a stretto contatto su bandi, gare e “call” internazionali.

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Università e imprese per il Food

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 maggio 2016

cibo2Parma venerdì 6 maggio ciclo di conferenze “Università e imprese per il Food”, promosso nell’ambito del “Food Project d’Ateneo”, il progetto coordinato dal Delegato del Rettore Corrado Giacomini e voluto dalla governance universitaria per rafforzare l’immagine e la reputazione dell’Ateneo nel campo della formazione e della ricerca per l’alimentare, eccellenza del territorio di Parma.Si tratta di incontri di due ore con studenti e docenti, alla presenza del Rettore Loris Borghi, nel corso del quale interverranno esponenti di spicco della distribuzione moderna, dell’industria di trasformazione e dell’industria meccanica per l’alimentare. I relatori, dopo aver presentato le problematiche gestionali della propria azienda e del comparto, esporranno le aspettative che si attendono, in termini di formazione universitaria, dai giovani che si propongono di entrare in azienda.
Il “Food Project d’Ateneo” ha permesso di evidenziare il forte impegno dell’Università di Parma nella formazione in campo alimentare (due corsi di laurea triennale, due corsi di laurea magistrale, due master universitari, un corso di perfezionamento con, in totale, circa 400 nuovi iscritti all’anno) e nel campo della ricerca (tra il 2012 e il 2014 ben 145 progetti per circa 11 milioni di Euro di finanziamenti ottenuti da 12 Dipartimenti, di cui il primo è il Dipartimento di Scienze degli alimenti, e da 3 centri di ricerca, per il 60% su commessa da imprese del territorio di Parma e della Regione Emilia Romagna). Dall’anno accademico 2016-2017 prenderà avvio, inoltre, il nuovo corso di laurea triennale Food System: Sustainability, Management and Technologies”, organizzato dai Dipartimenti di Economia, Scienze degli Alimenti e Bioscienze dell’Ateneo.

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