SOS Faim General Assembly
Ongoing since June 2018
Dr. Reckinger was invited to join the SOS Faim’s General Assembly looking at themes of food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture, and an inclusive rural economy. In the summer of 2018 Dr. Rachel Reckinger also consulted on several projects with SOS Faim.
The work that SOS Faim are carrying out overlaps with Dr. Reckingers’ research:
“Informer. Sensibiliser. Mobiliser. Complémentaire aux appuis à nos partenaires africains, le travail d’éducation au développement et de sensibilisation du public, ainsi que le plaidoyer auprès des décideurs, sont essentiels. Parce que la lutte contre la faim commence ici : par un comportement et des décisions cohérentes et responsables.”
The work is guided by two key references: la Charte Education au Développement Durable (Luxembourg) et le Code de conduite régissant la diffusion d’images et de messages (Europe).
Dr. Reckinger also consulted on SOS Faim’s project, Changeons de Menu (Changing the Menu). Changeons de menu is a campaign raising for sustainable and repsonsible eating: respecting people and the environment. The goal of the project is to offer Luxembourgish citizens and consumers a practical tool that makes it easier for them to change their menu “La carte de l’alimentation responsable” (The Responsible Food Menu). Dr. Reckinger was asked by Marine Lefebvre to consult on the criteria for evaluating the sustainability of businesses listed on their Responsible Food Menu. Specifically, she advised on and produced a questionnaire that SOS Faim could send to companies interested in the Food Menu, in order to determine for themselves whether they met SOS Faim criteria. This work also feeds into the research being done by the Sustainable Food Practices Team to create an inventory of quality control labels and certifications in the Greater Region.