Act4Food Act4Change

A global youth movement campaigning for food systems transformation

We have less than 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Young people across the world are joining forces to demand Governments and businesses take urgent action.

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About the movement

More than half the world’s population are under the age of 30. As it currently stands, these young people are at risk of inheriting a planet that will be over four degrees warmer. This will threaten the availability and nutritional quality of what they eat, the air they breathe and the communities they live in. The Food Foundation and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) are supporting a group of youth food activists from all over the world to grow a movement campaigning for a global food system which provides everyone with access to safe, affordable and nutritious diets, while simultaneously protecting nature, tackling climate change and promoting human rights.

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The Act4Food Act4Change campaign starts with a simple pledge and list of actions. The pledge brings together young people from around the world to focus on their personal actions as a contribution to food systems change. The “Actions 4 Change” are a list of actions that young people want businesses and policy makers around the world to take in order to fix our broken food system. This list has been developed as part of a global youth consultation where over 100,000 young people from nearly 100 countries have selected their priority Actions 4 Change.

The Actions 4 Change manifesto is an important advocacy tool as young people urge Governments and businesses in their own countries to take action. Our vision is to put young people at the forefront of food systems transformation and, over the course of the next 10 years, enable them to work with today’s leaders to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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The Act4Food Pledge

We know our current food systems contribute to ongoing health, climate, and biodiversity crises, and violation of human rights. We will only be able to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a fundamental transformation of our food systems.

While we as young people have been excluded from most political and economic decision-making processes, we are also the ones who will live the longest with the consequences of decisions made today.

We pledge to act. And we demand urgent large-scale action from others, especially from decision makers in Government and business.

As youth we #Act4Food #Act4Change to support #GoodFood4All

Act4Food Act4Change is supported by a steering group of organisations

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