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SFS-MED Webinar 3: Linking agri-food SMEs to innovation for sustainable food systems: the role of multi-stakeholder approaches


Date and time: 
Thursday, 13 October 2022, 09:30-11:30 CEST 

Registration link: Click here / Streaming link: Click here 

Live interpretation in English and French will be provided. 

In the framework of the SFS-MED platform and the FAO Science and Innovation Forum, this webinar will bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to present concrete experiences of university-business cooperation, successful cases of innovation adoption and transfer, innovative pathways of capacity development, provocative thoughts from investors and farmers. The webinar will highlight the needs and challenges that agrifood SMEs and farmers are experiencing in linking with innovation and investigate possible pathways and the added value of multi-stakeholder approach to promote the uptake of innovation. The event will also allow strengthening collaboration among the different partners and stakeholders shaping the agrifood ecosystem, that are essential to enable SMEs and farmers with solutions, tools and best practices. 

The webinar will aim to address a key question: how can multi-stakeholder approaches accelerate the transition of agrifood SMEs towards more sustainable business practices? 

The event’s agenda features a technical introduction by one of the Co-Chairs of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), some keynote remarks by FAO Türkiye, and a panel discussion with the participation of stakeholders’ representatives from the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BusinessMED), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAMB), the Commercial International Bank (CIB) of Egypt, and EIT Food. An expert from FAO’s Food Systems and Food Safety Division (ESF) will wrap up and illustrate the way forward. 

More info, full agenda and resources are available here

This event is the third of the SFS-MED webinar series, 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. 

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