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SFS-MED side event: Multi-stakeholder collaboration for more sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean – Union for the Mediterranean – UfM

Apr 19 2023

26 April 2023, 13:00-14:30 CEST (18:00-19:30 GMT+7) – The main objective of this side event is to showcase food systems transformation processes and pathways in the Mediterranean, as a direct contribution to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) follow-up process, by fostering more knowledge sharing, leveraging new collaborations and partnerships, as well as, mobilizing more resources to further consolidate the joint SFS-MED Platform’s effort. Echoing the global objectives and efforts of the One Planet Network’s SFS Programme at regional level, the work conducted by the SFS-MED Platform focuses on leveraging cross-country and multi-stakeholder collaboration to advance sustainable food systems transformation in the Mediterranean region.

The side event builds on the outcomes of previous dialogues and events co-organized by the SFS-MED Platform in the framework of the UNFSS and the 3 World Conference on the Revitalization of the Mediterranean Diet, which saw the participation of UNFSS National Convenors from several Mediterranean countries. This process allowed to identify key priorities, areas of work, and potential levers of change that are now at the core of the SFS-MED Platform activities aimed at transforming food systems in the Mediterranean. The UfM Ministerial Declarations on Sustainable Blue Economy, Environment and Climate Change and Research and Innovation have further consolidated the political support around the process.

The expected outcome is the consolidation of a Mediterranean collaborative way forward, embracing the concepts of blue, green and circular economy, fostering research and innovation, and leveraging the Mediterranean diet to bring about more sustainable consumption and production patterns, all key for achieving progress towards the 2030 Agenda in the region.

The concept note and agenda will be available shortly on this webpage.

This side event will be held at the margins of the 4 Global Conference of the One Planet’s Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme (24-27 April 2023), which will provide a space for food systems stakeholder worldwide to present transformational actions that promote a food systems approach and to build capacities and deepen collective efforts towards sustainable food systems pathways, following up on the UNFSS and in view of the UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment.

This event is organized by the SFS-MED Platform, a multi-stakeholder initiative for Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean co-led. 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), as an affiliated project of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

Live interpretation in English, French and Arabic will be provided.

Registration link: Click here / Streaming link: Click here

Source: Union for the Mediterranean