Nepalese youth initiates video campaign against food waste
The first International day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is celebrated dated on 29th September, 2020 by the United Nations. Various events are organized worldwide to raise awareness regarding food waste management and loss minimization. The team members from Me and my SDGs also launches a mega video campaign to celebrate the day. Me and my SDGs are working for the attainment of 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.
Aiming to raise awareness about various simple techniques for food waste reduction, around 19 activists from 19 different organizations raised their voices for millions of hungry stomachs around the world. People during this pandemic are facing hand to mouth problems throughout the world. The representatives from Ypard Nepal, IAAS Nepal, Sustainable Week Kathmandu, Tunza Eco-generation, Yuwa, Nepal Youth Council, Hult Prize, Green Commando Earth, Climates Nepal, Nepalese for Climate Action highlight the recent scenario of food crisis and prompt need to mankind.
Beside them,Thought for Food, Sano Sansar Initiative, YES agriculture, Plant for the planet, Nepal Food Technology Students Association, 4-H Nepal, Youth for Agri welfare, and International Veterinary Students Association Nepal send their respective message to the world. Through their video, they express the recent status, need for food preservation and shared different techniques to reduce food waste.
Sagar Koirala, event coordinator stated that every individual should inbuilt the culture of utilizing food resulting in food waste reduction. Shobita Neupane, Goal leader and Mr. Samip Raj Poudel, Technical head for the event believe that change in our attitude towards food is necessary to ensure zero hunger by 2030.
Prawesh Gautam, Community Relations Manager from Hult Nepal at Hult Prize Foundation stresses that the alike awareness raising campaign helps to change people's perception towards food loss and wastage. The event is targeting to disseminate worldwide message for wisely consumption and production of food.