Paris, France, Tuesday 12 September 2023
- The SFS-MED Platform, comprising the FAO, the CIHEAM, the Union for the Mediterranean and the PRIMA Foundation, organized a successful sixth technical webinar titled "Green Growth: Strategies and Actions to Shift towards Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region"
- The webinar convened policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to address urgent sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean agri-food systems, offering insights on innovative solutions, collaborative approaches, and the importance of transitioning to sustainable practices for food security and environmental conservation.
12 September 2023, Paris (France) - The SFS-MED Platform, a leading network composed of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Union for the Mediterranean, and the PRIMA Foundation, successfully organized its sixth technical webinar on September 12th, 2023. The webinar, titled "Green Growth: Strategies and Actions to Shift Towards Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region," focused on pivotal measures for transforming food systems in the region.
The event garnered interest from diverse stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners, who converged to explore innovative strategies, incentives, and technological solutions aimed at greening agri-food systems in the Mediterranean.
With food security, environmental conservation, and socio-economic development at stake, the webinar emphasized the urgency of addressing sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean agri-food systems. Factors such as water scarcity, land degradation, and the adverse impacts of climate change have significantly affected food production in the region, necessitating a swift transition to sustainable practices.
The interactive webinar provided a platform for participants to engage in discussions about collaborative approaches for bridging the knowledge gap between research and practical applications.
The event featured comprehensive insights into sustainable agri-food systems, covering areas such as sustainable agriculture, post-harvest management, food processing, and waste management. Participants were exposed to practical examples of sustainable food production and consumption practices, as well as discussions on the key roles played by innovative technologies and policies, and targeted financial initiatives.
The SFS-MED Platform remains committed to advancing sustainability in the Mediterranean agri-food systems. The success of this sixth webinar underscores its enduring dedication to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental protection, and socio-economic development.