The Food Bridge vzw will be organizing a workshop on the 16th of September, as part of the preconference workshops of 2018 Tropentag conference at the university of Gent. ( http://www.tropentag.de/conference/general.php). The theme of the workshop is 'Linking the Diasporans to research and European SMEs'. This session is organized in collaboration with Papaerd, the Bigpicnic project and FAAB vzw.
Tropentag, which is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, ZALF e.V., ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria) and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).
More than 600 researchers and scientist working on tropical agriculture are expected at this event. Some of the keynote speakers are :
Alexander de Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, Belgium
Ramon L. Espinel, Professor & Dean, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, ESPOL-Guayaquil, Ecuador
Bernhard Freyer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Namukolo Covic, coordinator A4NH in Ethiopia
Stineke Oenema, coordinator of the UN SCN (Standing Committee on Nutrition), Italy
Emile Frison, Member International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), Orvieto, Italy
Francois Stepman, European co-manager, Platform for African, European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), Belgium
The Food Bridge vzw in collaboration with Gemeente Elsene Brussel, BigPicnic Project, FAAB vzw, GC De Platoo and other associations, invites you to the 'Food Talks' event.
The concept of the “ Food Talks” is to use cultural tools for community building in an urban space. Food is one commonality in every society with the ability to convey and reinforce group identity. At the same time, food is flexible enough as a tool of cultural engagement and interaction. This is a feat that is not achievable with politics or religion in the current urban space.
At the event, we invite people to cook together, share a meal, recipes or food stories. Interested participants can bring a dish or bread that is unique to their food culture.
We also have interesting activities for children. This will be an ideal summer fun for families too.
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On the 25th of April 2018 at the Bouchout Castle Meise, 30 selected African Diaspora Entrepreneurs took part in the African Diaspora Agro Food Forum. This event was organized by The Food Bridge vzw in partnership with the BigPicnic Project, Africe Europe Faith and Justice Network, Paepard and the Meise Botanic Garden Belgium.
The participants had insightful discussions about the potentials and challenges for African Entrepreneurs in the Agro Food sector. The themes discussed in the panels were African Diaspora Food Market, African Diaspora Investment in the agro food sector and scientific innovations for the agro food sector. A full report of the event will be out soon.
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