|Rural education and Food Sovereignty|
Rural education: active global citizenship and Food Security.
The project falls in line with European Commission funding for activities aimed to raise awareness among the European public opinion of the problems of development. In particular, it focuses on the rural population’s need for education as a basis for sustainable development of territories, both in the North and the South of the world, in a perspective of Food Sovereignty. The project is divided into four phases, starting from the capitalization and valorization of best practices for sustainable rural development carried out at a local level and the educational dynamics that lie at the base. The project also includes a reproduction and distribution of these practices to the European institutions, public opinion and civil society.Problems to solve
Most of the world's poorest people live in rural areas of developing countries, where food insecurity, poverty and lack of education create a vicious circle. The project aims at mobilizing the public support for strategies to combat hunger and extreme poverty (Millennium Development Goals #1) in developing countries, with special attention to education and capacity building of people living in rural areas, who are the most excluded from the participation in development processes. The main objectives of the project are building fairer relations between North and South, thus enhancing the understanding of the interdependence between Europe and developing countries in the context of the global food issue and supporting effective networking starting from the civil society.