We are a non-profit organization founded in 2014 in Brussels Belgium. We highlight the often neglected potential of food as a tool for building bridges between people and across communities.
Food is an important mark of identity, a means of building relationships among individuals and groups, but it can also be a means of reaching out to others outside our political, religious, cultural and social boundaries. This indeed portrays the power of food.
The Food Bridge is aimed at promoting food cultures, not just as an avenue for sharing communal experience but also as a viable development tool. Since access to sustainable agriculture and aquaculture is a necessity for a dynamic food culture, we also engage in actions that highlight the challenges of food security and hunger.
However, we operate from the point of view that people should have sovereignty over their food system. From food production to consumption is a linked chain of processes, all of which are influenced by the food culture present in the locality. Our aim is to highlight this important role of our food cultures especially for policy makers.
We initiate and support different projects wherever we think they are relevant to the people and society, be it in the developed or developing countries. In promoting food cultures, we continously affirm our strong belief that food cultures are important in the development discourse by engaging in advocacies that insure –
- Protection of indigenous food systems and cultures
- Access to acceptable and nutritious food
- Economic Empowerment
- Research and Education