The role of youth in increasing awareness of food security and sustainability

Francesca Allievi, Domenico Dentoni, Marta Antonelli

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)


Youth plays an important role in the multifaceted challenges that global food systems face. Most of the education currently offered has little room for interdisciplinarity and soft skills, and focuses on knowledge-based single disciplines. We recommend that education is increasingly complemented with non-formal approaches as experiential-based teaching and learning can be key to give youth the necessary skills to handle the complexity of the food system. Youth organizing practices such as non-formal education and cross-sectoral collaboration greatly enhance in students the sense of global citizenship, a feeling of belonging to a broader community and to act in ways that increase awareness of food security and sustainability in society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128126882
ISBN (Print)9780128126875
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Awareness
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Education
  • Engagement
  • Global citizenship
  • Impact
  • Non-formal education
  • SDGs
  • Self-organisation
  • Soft skills
  • Transition management
  • Youth

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of youth in increasing awareness of food security and sustainability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this