Food & Migration examines the often underestimated link between food systems, and particularly food insecurity, with the movement of peoples. Produced jointly by MacroGeo Think Tank and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation, this project will provide interviews, expert columns and in-depth analysis on a regular basis throughout 2019.
Our planet faces huge food paradoxes: the co-existence of hunger and obesity and of farm surpluses with food waste. A primary driver of migration is the breakdown of local food systems.
The Barilla Foundation focuses on studying the scientific, economic, social and environmental factors connected to our food systems. Together with MacroGeo and The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), it developed a book-length report “Food & Migration: Understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean”. That study explains the flows and trends of the current and future interlinkages between food and migration, with a focus on the Mediterranean countries.
This new project expands the theme, including pieces on how food and migration are linked in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Throughout the year, we will get regular updates on progress and setbacks. We hope you will enjoy the journey.
Our planet is threatened by huge food paradoxes: the co-existence of hunger and obesity, the over-exploitation of natural resources and the food waste along the food chain.
The commitment of The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) aims at analyzing scientific, economic, social and environmental factors strictly connected to food systems, with a multidisciplinary approach, with research tools such as the Food Sustainability Index (FSI).
In this perspective, food is at the basis of our health and the one of the Planet and it must be addressed not a cause of today’s problems but as a powerful solution to tackle such urgent challenges, in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In a time when the nexus food-migration is at the center of public debate, BCFN, in collaboration with MacroGeo and The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), developed a study “Food & Migration. Understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean”. It offers a wider understanding of flows and trends of the current and future interlinkages between food and migration, with a focus on the Mediterranean countries, through a geopolitical perspective.
Africa is rich in natural resources and has the capability to feed itself. What accounts for this failure? It’s a toxic combination of poor governance, gender inequality, corruption and climate change, according to Million Belay, Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation, Member of the Advisory Board and Coordinator of Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa.
After a promising beginning, Syrian integration in Turkey must be judged a failure. Rather than bringing two peoples together, food has played a role in driving them apart. It's a sad story.