29-1The Food Bridge vzw is partnering with the National Botanical Garden Meise Belgium, for a new project "My Food-Your Food". This is part of a Horizon 2030 project with 19 other Botanical Gardens called the BigPicnic, with activities througout the year.
My Food-Your Food project invites people from different nations to exchange experiences and knowledge about food that is typical of their culture. We use a visit to the Mabundu Glasshouse of the Botanic Garden's edible and useful tropical food plants as a stimulating context for this exchange;highlighting also the relevance of the plants to food security. Groups will also cook and eat together, meals prepared with food plants that can be found in the garden. Our first session will be with African and central American associations. if you will like to be part of this project, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


16002745 1536789256335715 5701908449519549035 nThe Food Bridge vzw joined other stakeholders at the first Agenda /community meeting for the 2017 European Development Days. The theme for this year is "Investing in Development". The themes our work focus on, such as food security,agro-food,rural  development, women empowerment and many more, will again be part of the EDD17 discussions. 

The Food Bridge vzw at this event also raised it's concerns over the challenges external participants face, with regards to registration and having enough time to process their visas. In her response Ms Annie Martinez Alonso,Team Leader Events and Public Relations DG Devco European Commission stated that last year, they had to follow the guidlines of the security agencies. Although she stated that the same will also apply this year, however the registration process will start early enough to enable those from outside Europe be part of the event. We hope many from the developing world will take advantage of  the opportunity the EDD 17 offers for networking and knowledge sharing.

The Food Bridge vzw is happy to announce a new partnership with GC De Platoo starting from February 2017. After meeting and discussing with Ms Lies Van Overschee and Ms Eleni Kanellaki, who are part of the management of GC De Platto, our partnership will focus on The Helping Hand Project and all other training and advocacy projects. Having experienced the challenges accessing the resources and facilities needed for our projects can pose, this new partnership is a welcomed development. We also encourage all those who are interested in being part of The Helping Hand project to contact us.




Each year we work harder to improve our yearly Africana Flavours event. For 2017, the theme will be "African Street Food". Having experienced how difficult it is for  African Charities and Ngos to access funds for their diverse projects, the Africana Flavours 2017 will be a platform for African non- profit organizations to raise funds for their projects. Interested organizations are advised to send in a letter of intent stating -

The name of the organization

The country or region of Africa they operate in

What they do

The African street food(s) they plan to sell at their stand

This information should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the end of March 2017