Challenges Freerice

The World Food Forum and the World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to combat food waste by launching the "50 Days to Fight Food Waste" challenge. This initiative takes the form of a game known as FREERICE, where participants answer questions to accumulate grains. The objective is to collect over 50 million rice grains within 50 days!

Did you know that each year up to 783 million people go to bed hungry each night, while about 30% of the world's food is wasted? Food loss and waste also account for 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Join the World Food Forum and Freerice to show that food action accelerates climate action. Let's raise 25 million rice grains for food, for our planet and for our shared future.



The World Food Forum 2023 flagship event held 16-20 October 2023.

What is the World Food Forum flagship event?

The World Food Forum (WFF) flagship event is a dynamic global platform that transcends boundaries, generations and sectors to transform the future of our agrifood systems. On 16–20 October 2023, both at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Rome, Italy, and on our interactive virtual platform, the 2023 event will bring together world experts, impassioned changemakers and visionary leaders of all ages around the theme: “Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action.”

Organized into three interlinked fora - the WFF Global Youth Forum, the FAO Science and Innovation Forum and the FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum - the 2023 flagship event will leverage the power of intergenerational collaboration and creativity across policy, science, innovation, education, culture and investment. The goal is to forge new paths of action, impact and acceleration on the local, regional and global levels towards a sustainable, resilient, inclusive and hunger-free food future for all.

Why register for the flagship event?

Be empowered to co-create a future where food security and environmental sustainability are a universal reality. Whether you are looking to learn about this year’s theme, share your knowledge and ideas with others, recognize and celebrate groundbreaking solutions, or collaborate and forge powerful networks, this global forum is an inclusive invitation to all people of all generations and backgrounds to become driving forces behind the change the world urgently needs.


Registration gives you access to:

  • Thought-provoking discussions, dialogues and debates;
  • Trailblazing roundtables and policy discussions with stakeholders and policymakers;
  • Eye opening insights from global visionaries, leading experts and local changemakers;
  • Collaborative workshops on emerging trends and technologies, practical skills and best practices;
  • Interactive demonstrations and exhibitions;
  • Cutting-edge research and innovative solutions;
  • Empowering tools to make tangible impacts in your communities and beyond.

In short, you will walk away from the WFF flagship event prepared with the knowledge, solutions, connections and inspiration to take action in your community, scale up your impact, and expedite agrifood systems transformation and climate action.

Join us to embark on a transformative journey that will shape the world we inherit and revolutionize the way we nourish ourselves and our planet for generations to come.

Source: World Food Forum

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