On behalf of the Permanent Representation of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP, the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Istituto Svizzero, Présence Suisse, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and other key partners, we wish to inform you of the very difficult decision we had to make to postpone the Bites of Transfoodmation event.
The rapid evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the measures taken by governments over the last days, made it impossible to carry out this event in the format that was originally planned. This includes the Retreat originally foreseen for 20-22 October at I Casali del Pino, and the Dispute planned for 23 October at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma. The event is now planned to take place as soon as possible in the months to come.
The aim of Bites of Transfoodmation is to create the energy and the neces-sary conditions for a small group of young, motivated individuals, professio-nals, students, dreamers to meet in person to exchange ideas and con-cerns, discuss and plan the future of food systems following the Swiss cultural tradition of confronting diverse ideas. In organizing this event, we wish to promote critical thinking as an important instrument to facilitate a transformative process of change.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support, which will allow us to be back soon with even more energy, strength and motivation than before.