Addressing the challenges of nutrition and food security, putting these issues at the centre of the development goals of the global agenda by 2030, promoting multisectoral collaboration among international agencies, the research community, industry and policy makers, transforming Food Security and Food Safety in priority topics for national and international policies, sharing best practices and knowledge: these are the goals with which the World Food Research and Innovation Forum closed at EXPO Milano 2015.
The closure will in fact be the starting point of a great debate, that in the coming months will involve the scientific community, academic research and innovation communities, legislators, development agencies, industries, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumer associations.
“Emilia-Romagna is ready to make its experience and its unique development model available to our Country and to other European Countries“, announced the president of Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini. “We do this humbly, but conscious that our experience can attract worldwide expertise and contribute giving answers and defining a comprehensive global strategy to address the world’s challenges by 2030”.
“We must take over the legacy from Expo and from the Forum”, said the Italian minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina. “Emilia-Romagna has been a key player in the Universal Exhibition, thanks to the huge experience of its agriculture model, that mixes tradition, innovation and technology”.