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CIHEAM, FAO, UfM: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean

CIHEAM, FAO, UfM: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
This Food Systems Summit Dialogue will be the first of two, aiming at advancing a common understanding of the complex environment of Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) in the Mediterranean region. This will foster an inclusive discussion on future pathways for sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean, and commitments towards supporting their transformation, ultimately advancing progress on the 2030 Agenda in the region.

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ITALIAN Olive Sector Must Focus on Quality for Future Success, Report Finds

ITALIAN Olive Sector Must Focus on Quality for Future Success, Report Finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A lack of cooperation throughout the sector is hurting producers’ bottom lines, according to an agricultural institute study.

The Italian olive sector lags largely below its potential because of the lack of a shared vision and solid data upon which the future of the industry should be developed, according to the latest report from the Institute for Services to the Agricultural Market (Ismea).

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MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity

MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A memorandum of understanding was signed on March 12, 2021 in Marseille, for the creation of a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity. It is composed of six international organizations, mainly based in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in France: MedWet (Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative under the Ramsar Convention- Based in Arles), MedPan (Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean - Marseilles), PIM (Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative - Marseilles), La Tour du Valat (Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands - Arles), IAMF (International Association of Mediterranean Forests - Marseilles), and IUCN-Med (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation - Malaga). The Conservatoire du littoral (French public institution member of the IUCN) will bring its support.

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Three Mediterranean countries will need external food aid in 2021

Three Mediterranean countries will need external food aid in 2021 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

MEDITERRANEAN. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) lists forty-five countries that will need external food aid in 2021. Three of them are in the Mediterranean. 

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MIDDLE EAST: Food Security During the Covid-19 Pandemic: From Bad to Worse

MIDDLE EAST: Food Security During the Covid-19 Pandemic: From Bad to Worse | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Many Middle Eastern countries were experiencing heightened levels of food insecurity even before the Covid-19 pandemic. Economic shocks related to regional and global lockdown measures, and conflict in some parts of the region have further reduced food security. It is expected that the regional food security situation will remain precarious for the foreseeable future.

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Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle.

Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle. | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Despite being officially introduced in the Brundtland Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development more than 20 years ago, it has only been over the last few years that the term…
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MALTA: Fisherman nets major acting award at the Sundance Film Festival

MALTA: Fisherman nets major acting award at the Sundance Film Festival | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A film featuring the conditions of Maltese fisherman, their everyday struggles, their challenges in a continuously changing world.

Scicluna plays Jesmark, a struggling fisherman, who is forced to turn his back on generations of tradition and risk everything by entering the world of blackmarket fishing to provide for his wife and newborn baby.

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FAO, CIHEAM & UfM: Promoting Food Systems transformation in the Mediterranean towards #2030

FAO, CIHEAM & UfM: Promoting Food Systems transformation in the Mediterranean towards #2030 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

On January 14, 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a memorandum of understanding agreement (MoU) to provide a framework for collaboration to promote their common goals and objectives in accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through collaborative actions to support the shift towards more sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean region.

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MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants

MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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This page is part of an effort by Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) to raise awareness and foster a greater appreciation of the wild edible flora present in the Maltese archipelago. The importance of wild plants is regrettably often overlooked with a diverse array of plant life frequently dismissed as just weeds, or ħaxix ħażin.

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FAO - GFCM: The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries

FAO - GFCM: The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The State of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries provides diverse stakeholders with the most comprehensive overview of regional and subregional fisheries trends currently available. It is an invaluable tool for understanding the dynamics of the sector, making strategic decisions and monitoring their impacts.

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MEDITERRANEAN: Report MED2020: Navigating the Pandemic 

MEDITERRANEAN: Report MED2020: Navigating the Pandemic  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The MED Report 2020, Navigating the Pandemic, provides analyses, policy recommendations and a vast array of data and infographics to stimulate discussion and inspire innovative ideas during the 6th edition of Rome MED Dialogues. Following MED’s four traditional thematic sections – shared security; shared prosperity; migration; civil society, culture and media –the Report focuses on a selection of topics that are crucial to the region, highlighting both the challenges and the dynamics taking shape in an area that has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic

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CIHEAM – New Medit - Innovation and Sustainability of Agri-food systems in the Mediterranean 

CIHEAM – New Medit - Innovation and Sustainability of Agri-food systems in the Mediterranean  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Special Issue in collaboration with CIHEAM – International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Deadline for submission: 1 March 2021
More than before, the region is facing unprecedented and interdependent environmental, economic and social challenges that affect food security, economic growth, production system and sustainability, and thus the livelihoods of all Mediterranean people.

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Call for papers via #CiheamBari #NewMedit

Special Issue in collaboration with CIHEAM – International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Deadline for submission: 1 March 2021


More than before, the region is facing unprecedented and interdependent environmental, economic and social challenges that affect food security, economic growth, production system and sustainability, and thus the livelihoods of all Mediterranean people.

The global health and economic emergency caused by Covid-19, the scarcity and irrational use of natural resources, climate change, urbanization phenomena and market globalization are among the main factors that have influenced the evolutionary processes of Mediterranean countries. These phenomena, albeit in a different way between the different countries, have provoked strong solicitation and changes in the agri-food production / processing patterns, as well as in the food consumption patterns and lifestyles in the Mediterranean region.
Manuscripts should be submitted online by registering and logging in to this website https://www.editorialmanager.com/nemed/default.aspx: click to submit to manuscript and select “SPECIAL ISSUE” as the Type of submission.

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Six Challenge My Med start-up winners innovate to protect the Mediterranean and its coastline

Six Challenge My Med start-up winners innovate to protect the Mediterranean and its coastline | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
FRANCE. Six winning start-ups responded to the six challenges of the My Med Challenge, which aimed to "imagine the Mediterranean coast of tomorrow and find concrete answers to the major economic, environmental and societal challenges it faces".
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WOMEN empowerment and peer support in the wine industry: community and resilience

WOMEN empowerment and peer support in the wine industry: community and resilience | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Whether they are winemakers, winery owners, cellar managers or sommeliers, women entrepreneurs are increasingly entering the wine industry, evolving in this traditionally masculine world. This trend is noticeable in both the old world and new world wine-producing countries.
Over the last three years, we conducted several studies and conferences in South Africa and France that provided a range of observations and analysis.

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MedDiet : Creation of a label Key to E.U. Food Security and Sustainability, Report Says

MedDiet : Creation of a label Key to E.U. Food Security and Sustainability, Report Says | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The report argues that a renewed focus on the Mediterranean diet could help the region mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and increase food security.
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GENDER: The project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Distance Learning Module

GENDER: The project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Distance Learning Module | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In response to growing demand for WEAI surveys, IFPRI, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), are developing a distance learning course for WEAI and pro-WEAI. The course will be designed to meet the needs of a range of users (e.g., quantitative analysts, monitoring & evaluation specialists, donors, field supervisors) by teaching specific skills related to the WEAI in an online learning environment. Digital certification will be provided upon successful completion.

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GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up

GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The lim­ited sup­ply of extra vir­gin olive oil in Europe has cre­ated the con­di­tions for an upward trend in pro­ducer prices in Greece.
However, the Greek mar­ket is mov­ing at a slug­gish pace due to traders’ reluc­tance to buy based on their medium-term needs. So far, olive oil prices remain unchanged since last December.

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Changing Route: Common Action on Food Systems Transformation in the Mediterranean

Changing Route: Common Action on Food Systems Transformation in the Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Coronavirus pandemic has revealed the fragility of our food systems, affecting all dimensions of food security and nutrition across the world. It has highlighted how deeply our world is interconnected and the importance of better recognising and understanding the interconnections that are intrinsic to these systems and their key role in pursuit of the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda. There is now, more than ever, a stronger need for a “route change” towards a common action on food systems transformation.

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CMI : Youth, Mobility and Employability in the Mediterranean

CMI : Youth, Mobility and Employability in the Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Youth, Mobility and Employability in the Mediterranean

 

The Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI) have embarked on a new strategy to inform decision-makers and investors on critical issues affecting the nations of the Mediterranean and to provide an in-depth understanding of the region and its potential.

In this context, Alma Economics was commissioned by the CMI to collect and analyse a wide range of indicators, and to provide concise analysis of trends and emerging issues.

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Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds

Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Participants adhering more closely to a Mediterranean diet experienced slower rates of cognitive decline than those who consumed more refined foods typical of the Western diet.

Individuals who had a high Mediterranean diet score compared to those who had the lowest score were equivalent to being 5.8 years younger in age cognitively.- Puja Agarwal, nutritional epidemiologist, Rush University

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TURKEY: Evaluating the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Income Distribution and Poverty 

TURKEY: Evaluating the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Income Distribution and Poverty  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
This article is part of the CMI/FEMISE joint “COVID-19 Med Policy Brief Series”, aimed at addressing the urgent issue of the COVID-19 socio-economic effects and impact on the EU-Mediterranean region.
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Enhancing Mediterranean Integration | CMI

Enhancing Mediterranean Integration | CMI | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, this report examines the various dimensions of Mediterranean integration in today’s context and provides policy recommendations for enhancing Mediterranean integration, beyond trade agreements. The report suggests enhancing growth through comprehensive trade reforms, while also fostering the mobility of workers
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MEDITERRANEAN: First Mediterranean Assessment Report – MedECC

MEDITERRANEAN: First Mediterranean Assessment Report – MedECC | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) prepared by the independent network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) founded in 2015 is now finished. MedECC assesses the best available scientific knowledge on climate and environmental change and associated risks in the Mediterranean Basin in order to render it accessible to policymakers, stakeholders and citizens. The report includes a Summary for Policy-makers (SPM), which comprises the key messages of the MAR1.T

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MEDITERRANEAN: Climate Change and Migration

MEDITERRANEAN: Climate Change and Migration | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The objective of this living report is to compile, analyze, and disseminate inspiring local solutions on how to address the challenges of climate change and its effects on migration through territorial resilience in the Mediterranean region. 

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Mediterranean: Challenges Await Growers As the Region Becomes Hotter and Drier

Mediterranean: Challenges Await Growers As the Region Becomes Hotter and Drier | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Climate change has a direct, mea­sur­able impact on olive farm­ing in the Mediterranean region. As a result, the vast major­ity of the world’s olive oil-pro­duc­ing areas have become a test­ing ground.
In recent years, sci­en­tists have begun to inves­ti­gate how new rain­fall pat­terns, which increas­ingly resem­ble those of sub­trop­i­cal envi­ron­ments, will affect European farm­ers.

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