A multi-stakeholder Sustainable Food Systems initiative supported by the FAO, the CIHEAM and the UfMs, affiliated to the UN #OnePlanetNetwork
The side-event was designed as an interactive web-dialogue to discuss the need for a collaborative effort to accelerate a food systems transformation in the Mediterranean region, in the COVID-19 context. It highlighted the importance of adopting anintegrated context-specific Mediterranean SFS approach, leveraging the Mediterranean Diet for sustainable food consumption and production, while coping with the intertwined environmental, economic, socio-cultural, educational and nutritional challenges that the region is facing today.
The multi-stakeholder sustainable food systems initiative of the SFS-MED Platform, an affiliated project of the UN One Planet Network SFS Programme, jointly supported by FAO, CIHEAM and the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat, was also be presented with a view to being reinforced by a broader partnership inclusive of all interested parties, and to further strengthening the collaboration with the UN One Planet Network SFS Programme partners. The overall aim of this side-event was to initiate a regional SFS multistakeholder dialogue in for the Mediterranean as a contribution to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit preparatory process and to boost more collaborative multi-stakeholder SFS actions on the ground to accelerate the 2030 Agenda in the region.
Moderator: Jamie Morrison, Director of Food Systems and Food Safety Division (FAO). Speakers: Plácido Plaza Lopez, Secretary-General (CIHEAM); Isidro González, Deputy Secretary-General (UfM); Máximo Torero, Chief-Economist (FAO).
SFS-MED Platform panel discussion: Roberto Capone, Focal Point (CIHEAM); José Valls Bedeau, Focal Point (FAO)Alessandra Sensi/ Giuseppe Provenzano, Focal Points (UfMs); facilitated by Sandro Dernini, Coordinator (SFS-MED Platform Coordination Desk), Senior Advisor CIHEAM-Bari.
A side-event of the 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet Network (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme (25 Nov- 3 Dec 2020), designed as an interactive web-dialogue to discuss the need for a collaborative effort to accelerate a food systems transformation in the Mediterranean region, in the COVID-19 context.