Thumbnail Image

Women as key players in greening Mediterranean food systems: drivers and challenges

Monday 5 June 2023 | 14.00-16.00 (CEST)









Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Women as key players in greening Mediterranean agrifood systems: drivers and challenges
    Webinar outcomes
    2023
    Also available in:

    During this webinar, organized by the SFS-MED Platform and held on 5 June 2023, stakeholders from across the Mediterranean shared knowledge and concrete experiences about the role that multiple stakeholders can play in promoting the effective participation of women to greener, more sustainable and more resilient agrifood systems in the Mediterranean. Panelists and speakers highlighted that, despite they are key players in the green transition of Mediterranean agrifood systems, women and girls still face marginalization due to structural barriers and deeply ingrained gender inequalities. The discussion was instrumental in demonstrating that equal access to education, training, and financial services are essential for overcoming the challenges posed by gender inequalities, which are deeply rooted in culture. There is a need to formalize and acknowledge the impact of informal work done by women, which is often underestimated. Furthermore, we should focus on integrating gender-sensitive planning into the main policies for the green agrifood systems transition, adequately supported by gender-sensitive budgeting to ensure implementation of strategies. Eradicating gender inequalities and promoting women’s participation and leadership in the green transition of agrifood systems requires adopting a systematic approach that encompasses various agrifood-related sectors and engages diverse stakeholders. It also requires stronger women’s agency by increasing their access to information, resources, finances, and collective action. Building multi-stakeholder coalitions can also help increasing women’s participation in decision-making processes, benefiting from their expertise, and prioritizing their needs.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Consumers and Mediterranean diet: towards food systems transformation
    Thursday 26 January 2023 | 9:30-11:00 (CET)
    2023
    Also available in:

    This series of technical webinars is 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. This webinar will bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to present concrete experiences and successful cases from the consumer perspective, including on transparent information and consumer education and innovative pathways for sustainable public procurement. Consumers should be at the center of all elements of the food system, from food research to food production and procurement, as well as food environments and marketing. Bringing together representatives from consumers and their organizations, experts from research centres, international organizations and educational networks, the webinar will provide a forum for exchange on the role of consumers in a more sustainable food system agenda in the Mediterranean. The webinar will aim to address a key question: what is the role of consumers in shaping more sustainable food systems and what are the implications for rethinking Mediterranean diets?
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus to increase food systems' resilience to climate change and conflict's cascading effects in the Mediterranean region
    Wednesday 6 July 2022 | 09:00 – 10:30 (CEST)
    2022
    Also available in:

    This series of technical webinars is 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. This webinar will bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to share practical experiences of their engagement in adopting WEFE Nexus solutions and demonstrate the more comprehensive socio-economic benefits of their proposed practices on the food system at large, going beyond a fragmented system of sectors and players. Stakeholders will share case studies and tangible examples of WEFE Nexus technical solutions applied in the Mediterranean region, with emphasis on the MENA, reflect on success factors and challenges, and discuss ways to facilitate replication and upscaling solutions across the Mediterranean, and influence policy change. Particular focus will be given to the participation of stakeholders involved in WEFE Nexus demonstration sites. The webinar will aim to address a key question: how could the application of the WEFE nexus influence food systems transformation in the Mediterranean, towards increased resilience to climate change and conflicts?

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.