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Expo 2015 - Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security Competition



The Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security (BSDP) competition is part of the Expo “Feeding Knowledge” program, launched in 2012 by Expo Milano 2015 with the objective of identifying priorities and key issues to reduce food insecurity. The Best Practices will be promoted through a technological platform, which will become part of the Expo 2015 legacy.

Expo Milano 2015 is launching a call aimed at the recognition and promotion of “Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security”. This action contributes to the establishment of the Expo Milano 2015 legacy.

In the framework of “Feeding the Planet, energy for Life”, the announcement is intended to collect, raise awareness, and share experiences that have produced ameliorative effects, compared to the previous conditions, in their specific area: environment, social and economic context, private sector, institutions, politics, science.

Initiatives recognized as Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security will have to be in line with one of the following five thematic priorities:

  1. Sustainable management of natural resources
  2. Quantitative & qualitative enhancement of agricultural products
  3. Socio-economic dynamics and global markets
  4. Sustainable development of small rural communities
  5. Food consumption patterns: diet, environment, society, economy and health  

The call is open to national and local government authorities, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, research and academic bodies and public-private partnerships that can demonstrate effective and efficient approaches which have genuinely improved people’s quality of life.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 30 April 2014. The final results will be published on 15 September 2015.

More information on the competition can be found on the official website ‘Feeding Knowledge’:

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The United Nations and Expo 2015 signed an agreement on 14 November 2013 confirming the UN’s major support for Expo 2015, during which global attention will zero in on the challenge to eradicate hunger and poverty and on producing enough nutritious food for a world population expected to top 9 billion people by 2050.

Expo 2015’s theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is at the heart of the UN’s founding principles to combat hunger and poverty. Expo will run in Milan for six months from May until the end of October 2015.