Agrifood Systems

Food waste management and circular economy in Mediterranean cities


SFS-MED Webinar 1: Food waste management and circular economy in Mediterranean cities - 25 May 2022, 9-10.30 AM (CEST)

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In the framework of the SFS-MED platform and the Urban Food Agenda, this webinar will bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to share practical experiences of their engagement in circular economy practices for food waste management at the local level. 
Urban Food Systems are one of the priority areas for FAO's strategic work in the next ten years, and food waste in the urban contexts is a key component of this process.
Tackling food waste and circularity from diverse angles of the Mediterranean food systems, this webinar will focus on success factors and challenges, discussing ways to facilitate partnerships and replication of solutions across the Mediterranean.

The Webinar will take place on Wednesday 25 May from 9 to 10.30 AM (CEST),  and will aim to address a key question: how can Mediterranean cities ensure multi-stakeholder engagement in food waste management and applied circular economy practices?

The event’s Concept Note and Agenda (available in English and French) features a technical introduction by a representative of the Interreg MED Green Growth Community, some keynote remarks by UCLG and a panel discussion moderated by Mr Jamie Morrison, Director, ESF, with the participation of stakeholders’ representatives from the City of Milan, the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM), Food Bank Albania, the Turkish Union of Municipalities (TBB), and the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE).

This event is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) within the framework of the SFS-MED Platform, a multi-stakeholder initiative for Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean.

This webinar is the first of the SFS-MED webinar series, organized to leverage the knowledge and expertise of a network of researchers, development practitioners and decision-makers. The webinars aim at strengthening knowledge sharing and stimulating debate around themes relevant to food systems transformation in the Mediterranean, peer exchange about recent research and study findings, as well as showcasing successful and inspiring actions to promote the operationalization of food systems approaches. The events will revolve around a set of shared priorities and trends identified mainly through the Summit Dialogues process, which are common to most countries in the region and can be considered as entry points or main thematic areas as for what to transform in the Mediterranean food systems.

Live interpretation in English, French and Turkish will be provided

Read the Agenda and Concept Note HERE

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