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Global 24-hour Digital Marathon: Food for Earth on April 22nd, 2020

The Future Food Institute and FAO elearning Academy organise the Global 24-hour Digital Marathon: Food for Earth to bring together bright minds and best practices on sustainable food systems for regenerating the Planet, on 22 April 2020.

This knowledge sharing experience, fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework, will be human and nature-centred and will reflect the shift from design-thinking to prosperity-thinking, by placing nature back at the centre of our lives.

The 24h Marathon will begin in China, where the sun first rises on Planet Earth and the first Country affected by Covid19. This relay of positivity and goodness, like an ideal Olympic torch, will travel from East to West, passing from indigenous people that reflect the identity of entire territories to entrepreneurs, start-ups, scientists, journalists, young leaders, policymakers, consultants, farmers. The torch will pass from China to Japan, India, Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and even the North and South Poles, as we connect with scientists at the Concordia Station.

Be part of this 24h Marathon, connect with others, spread the word, add your voice to the common chorus, contribute to involve key speakers in your region, farmers, indigenous people, young entrepreneurs and decision-makers that can share local challenges and experiences for sustainability.

Together we can make a pivotal contribution to changing mindsets, values and behaviours for sustainability. The official hashtags of the 24h Marathon will be #goodaftercovid19 and #food4earth.

  1. Sign up – fill the form
  2. Engage and involve your Community and Networks
  3. Follow the 24h Marathon, Broadcasted Live on Youtube, on Future Food Channel 

UNIMED invites all of you to take part in this unique marathon!


If you want to have a look at the Memorandum of Understanding UNIMED and FAO signed on June 2019, click here! The Memorandum recognises the importance of academic and research institutions in assisting governments to ensure specific policy reforms and aims to provide a framework for cooperation between FAO and UNIMED by joining technical and academic efforts on matters of mutual interest for both parties. You can consult this document to learn more on the opportunities offered in the framework of this agreement.