A shared illusion. Moments, milestones and achievements
EGEA Conference 2023 – Barcelona; Sept. 20-22
Fruit and vegetables and One Health: what contributions?
The objective of the EGEA 2023 conference is to illustrate, through concrete examples from science, how fruit and vegetables would contribute to One Health– an approach that has been widely validated by the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with four plenary sessions, a round table and oral and poster presentations.
Within the framework of the X General Assembly of members of the Global Alliance for the Promotion of the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables “5 A Day” (AIAM5), held virtually on November 30, 2021, attending 34 representatives from 27 national and international entities as well as full and colaborative members, from 24 countries, agreed that:
Whereas the AIAM5 Global Alliance has managed to mobilize its partners to align their activity agendas with the objectives and action plan of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (AIFV), adopted by the United Nations.
9th Edition of the World Fruits and Vegetables Day - WFVD2021
“Fruits and Vegetables for Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems”
The Global Alliance to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption 5 a day – AIAM5 celebrates on October 15 the 9th edition of the World Fruit and Vegetables Day under the slogan “Fruits and Vegetables for Healthier and Sustainable Food Systems”, which on this occasion is part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables AIAM5’s activities. 40 national and international partners from 32 countries around the world will join forces to achieve the greatest possible impact. In this context, the Scientific Committee of the AIAM5 Global Alliance, has conducted an exploratory consultation in which 24 of its partners have participated.>>>follow the link for further information…
FINAL REPORT – FAO/WHO International Workshop on Fruits and Vegetables 2020 in preparation for the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021
This report shows the keys on the development of evidence-based, actionable recommendations for future policies, laws, regulations and programs aiming to improve F&V consumption, production and value chains. I encourage you to read it and extract the key points that may support your strategic plans, especially, those actions that involve policy makers and strategic partners.
In addition, the three background documents that formed the basis of the discussions carried out during the workshop have been published too. Accessible only English at the moment:
We trust that these documents are useful to consolidate and support the actions of your organizations and the role of the Alliance in improving food systems through the promotion of the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and the support to the primary sector to achieve the objective of one health for all
AIAM5 launchs its NEWSLETTER to conmemorate the IYFV2021
Members have access to information on the activities of the Alliance partners in promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as relevant information on the actions of AIAM5 to create a powerful international network to promote and support efforts to increase global consumption of fruit and vegetables and make the voice of the fruit and vegetable sector heard for one health.
Within the framework of the 9th General Assembly of members of the Global Alliance to Promote Fruits and Vegetables Consumption “5 a day” (“AIAM5”), held virtually on November the 26th 2020, attending 35 representatives from 26 national and international entities as full and colaborative members, from 22 countries, agreed that:
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, F&V play a very relevant role in this regard, as they improved nutrition and health status due to its content in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, acting as protection factors for NCD and as cornerstone of the immune function
AIAM5 is committed and willing to work eagerly to help their member to facilitate those countries where they operate to achieve the goals of the IYFV expected to have an impact in reducing hunger and poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, improving livelihoods, and contributing to better natural resource management for a healthier and more sustainable food systems
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, alerts from international organizations and experts to care for food supply chains have not stopped to ensure their affordability and access to markets in quantity and quality.With enormous sadness we see that this has not been the case, revealing the great fragility of the world’s food systems…