The WFF flagship event
WFF 2024 flagship event

The WFF Theme 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow


Every person on this planet needs good food to thrive, yet the agrifood systems that provide us with food are under increasing pressure to meet the requirements of a growing population. In 2022, 738.9 million people faced hunger, 2.4 billion were moderately or severely food insecure and over 3.1 billion lacked access to healthy diets.

Currently, we are off track to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, Zero Hunger. In six years, instead of reaching this goal, it is estimated that over 590 million people around the globe will still suffer from hunger, jeopardizing the achievement of the entire 2030 Agenda.

At the same time, our planet faces multiple crises that are directly linked to our agrifood systems, including climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, soil degradation and others. We are failing to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the rest of the SDGs, and our agrifood systems continue to be responsible for 30 percent of global, human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 90 percent of global deforestation, 70 percent of water use and are the single greatest cause of terrestrial biodiversity loss.

‘We need to take action today for the agrifood systems of today but also of tomorrow’

Global awareness of agrifood systems issues is growing, and more people than ever feel the urgency to implement change, with youth ready to spearhead action. The world is hungry for solutions and increasingly aware that at-scale agrifood investments and science-backed evidence are needed. We must come together to find new ways to meet the nutritional needs of people today while ensuring that the planet can continue to support future generations, in a just and inclusive manner. This will require sound environmental management that supports the sustained achievement of economic development and prosperity, while ensuring resilience.

This is why in 2024 the World Food Forum (WFF) has chosen the theme: 'Good food for all, for today and tomorrow'. By fostering innovation, partnerships, increased investments in agrifood systems, science-backed evidence, and above all inclusiveness – with youth, women, Indigenous Peoples and farmers leading the way, the WFF is committed to transforming our agrifood systems for the benefit of all.

But what is good food?

Good food means healthy diets for all, through the sustainable production of livestock, fisheries and crops. It means nurturing biodiversity and responsibly managing our forests, wetlands, soil and water. It means curbing food loss and waste, scaling up clean energy, and leveraging inclusive, innovative, evidence-based policies and data for progress. It means addressing complexities, increased investments in agrifood systems, synergies and trade-offs while acknowledging that there is no one-size-fits-all solution and we must innovate and adapt our actions to diverse local contexts.

Above all, it means coming together across cultures, generations and sectors to identify, invest and act on agrifood systems solutions for the greater good of our planet and humanity.

In 2024, the WFF is mobilizing people of all ages from around the world through a range of events, innovations, targeted agrifood investments and climate finance, and solutions designed to spark holistic, strategic and at-scale sustainable agrifood systems transformation. By forging new paths of action and multi-sector/multi-agent partnerships for agrifood impact at the local, regional and global levels, the WFF aims to achieve a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and hunger-free food future for all.

'Good food for all, for today and tomorrow' means better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind. Join us and take action for agrifood systems transformation and for our shared future.