Palermo conference for sustainable Med food system

3 days and 18 theme-based sessions with international reps

26 March, 15:44

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, MARCH 26 - "Strategies towards more sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean Region: the Mediterranean Diet as a Lever for Bridging Consumption and Production, in a Sustainable and Healthy Way", will take place in Palermo (Italy) from the 15 to 17 May 2019. This high-level meeting will aim to better identify strategies, programs and actions able to provide solutions for coping with current critical challenges in the region through more sustainable Mediterranean food systems, by bridging sustainable food consumption and production through the Mediterranean diet as a lever, a statement issued on the initiative said.

    All thematic sessions will contribute to the development of the Conference Call that will be issued at its conclusion, as 'The 2019 Palermo Call for a Common Action in the Mediterranean Towards More Mediterranean Sustainable Food Systems: CHANGE OF ROUTE: A Transformational Change in the Region'.

    Among the themes the forum will focus on are the strengthening of food systems to achieve Agenda 2030 goals; bringing together sustainability and food security; consolidating international scientific dialogue on the issue; addressing links between food, nutrition, natural and human resources and trade; and the building of research sharing, promoting of public-private collaborations and capitalizing on opportunities that come from collaborations with different stakeholders.

    The forum is part of the preparatory process of the 5+5 Dialogue Summit of the Two Shores, which will be held on 24 June 2019, in Marseilles.

    As an affiliated project of the UN initiative "ONE PLANET, Eat with care", the Palermo world conference will be hosted under the auspice of the CIHEAM, the International Foundation of Mediterranean Diet (IFMeD), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation, the Sicilian Region and the City of Palermo, as well as other partners. (ANSAmed)
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