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SFS-MED Webinar 1: Food waste management and circular economy in Mediterranean cities – Union for the Mediterranean – UfM

May 24 2022

25 May 2022, 09:00-10:30 CEST. In the framework of the Urban Food Agenda, the SFS-MED platform is organizing this webinar to bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to share practical experiences of their engagement in circular economy practices for food waste management at urban/local level. Tackling food waste and circularity from diverse angles of the Mediterranean food systems, they will reflect on success factors and challenges, and discuss ways to facilitate partnerships and replication of solutions across the Mediterranean.

The webinar 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 (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 of the Food Systems and Food Safety Division at FAO, 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.

Registration link: Click here / Streaming link: Click here

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

Source: Union for the Mediterranean