Why food system activities should be made attractive to the youths


By Linda Asaba

“In youth we learn, in age we understand”, Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Every year, 12th August is put aside as a day to celebrate and highlight the importance and contribution of the young people towards the development agenda. This year the Theme of International Youth Day 2021 is “Transforming food systems: Youth for Innovation for human and planetary health “.

To start with let us understand the term food system; this refers to all the activities along the food chain, from production, to processing, to transportation and consumption of the food.  The interesting bit is that the food system touches every aspect of the human life and existence. For instance, if we have a healthy food system, we will have healthy bodies, healthy environment, healthy economies and healthy cultures. Once the food system functions well it has a positive impact on everything including our families and our relationships.


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