by Ali Meehan

In 2021, Soroptimist International (SI) Costa del Sol began to participate in the United Nations General Assembly manifesto to find ways to make local food system more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. To do this they introduced the Soroptimist Award to help promote local businesses and organisations who work towards sustainability.

As feedback from participants and guests was very positive, SI Costa del Sol continue to find people/businesses in the Malaga province who make a positive change to the food system and deserve recognition for their work. Daphne Theunissen, President of SI Costa del Sol hopes that businesses/organisations from more rural parts of the Malaga province will also take part.

Therefore, SI Costa del Sol invite people to put forward businesses or organisations who promote and use organic food, local food products, teach about sustainable food systems and ways to avoid food waste and plastic waste. Candidates for the second Soroptimist Award can be presented online until the 29th of September:
This year there is an impressive panel of judges consisting of representatives from various organisations that include Fundación Aula del Mar, Justicia Alimentaria, Red Cross Málaga and Sabor a Málaga. Daphne Theunissen continues to be grateful to Costa Women for promoting the Award and would like to thank Mijas Communication for their ongoing support.

The Soroptimist Award covers various categories: Food farming and distribution, Production of food products, Education and Awareness, Innovation and Technology and additionally restaurants who use local organic food and drinks. The presentation of the winners will take place on Thursday, 19th of October 2023 at Mijas Town Hall.
SI Costa del Sol is part of a worldwide Non-Governmental Organisation with more than 66,000 members in 122 countries, all professional women who want to help empower, enable and educate women and children. 

For more information visit our website: or send an email to and follow the association on Facebook: Soroptimist International Costa del Sol.

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