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Accelerating food systems transformation in the Mediterranean

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    Accélérer la transformation des systèmes alimentaires en Méditerranée
    Note de synthèse
    2021
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    Cette note de synthèse a été élaborée en fonction des résultats issus des deux dialogues SFS-MED qui ont eu lieu en avril et juin 2021, dans le cadre du processus préparatoire du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires. Le présent document comprend des messages clés et des aperçus relevés des deux réunions virtuelles. La première version a été partagée avec les organisateurs des dialogues entre les états membres en provenance des pays méditerranéens afin de soutenir la préparation de leur participation et leurs discours auprès du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires qui a eu lieu en septembre 2021. Cette version révisée du document est censée remplacer la précédente et sera également partagée avec les participants aux deux dialogues SFS-MED.
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    Food systems transformation – Processes and pathways in the Mediterranean
    A stocktaking exercise
    2021
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    As part of the global Food Systems Summit process, countries and stakeholders across the Mediterranean convened several Summit Dialogues, which allowed to reflect on the Summit’s objectives, explore the challenges faced in Mediterranean food systems, and exchange about strategic pathways to enable a sustainable transition. Building on this momentum, an analytical review of the outcomes of part of these dialogues was performed, in order to take stock of common challenges, priorities, and opportunities, and to provide support to countries and stakeholders across the Mediterranean region in further developing and implementing pathways towards sustainable food systems. The stocktake presents a set of thematic areas common to most countries in the region (“what to transform”), as well as a number of potential means of implementation (“how to transform”) that were found to be instrumental to generate transformative change, and have the potential to drive regional collaboration for accelerating the shift towards more sustainable food systems. To keep the momentum created by the Summit and the related national processes, possible next steps are proposed to leverage the transformative power of food systems, including the finalization and implementation of national pathways, the promotion of inclusive governance structures, and the development of cross-national and regional collaborations. In this setting, FAO, CIHEAM and UfM launched an initiative to engage with countries and stakeholders in the Mediterranean, providing a forum for dialogue and multi-stakeholder exchange, dedicated support for the co-creation of flagship projects and investment proposals, opportunities for regional cooperation on data sharing, science diplomacy and innovation.
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    Consumers and Mediterranean diet: towards food systems transformation
    Webinar outcomes, 26 January 2023
    2023
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    During this webinar, organized by the SFS-MED Platform and held on 26 January 2023, stakeholders from across the Mediterranean shared experiences and successful cases from the consumer perspective, including on transparent information and consumer education and innovative pathways for sustainable public procurement. Panelists and speakers highlighted how 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 industry, environments and marketing. The discussion was instrumental in demonstrating that empowering consumers to make informed food choices is key to enabling the transformation of Mediterranean food systems. In this context, the Mediterranean diet can be a strategic resource for driving transformative change, with its environmental, social, cultural, health and economic benefits. Education for sustainable consumption enables individuals and social groups to become actors of change by providing knowledge, values and skills to make environmentally friendly, ethically sound, and responsible decisions as consumers. Moreover, involving consumers in research and innovation processes (consumer-driven data) is needed to better understand their needs and preferences. Finally, targeted policy frameworks and multi-stakeholder partnerships can leverage public food procurement schemes to promote the Mediterranean diet, while supporting local economies and environmental sustainability.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Accélérer la transformation des systèmes alimentaires en Méditerranée
    Note de synthèse
    2021
    Also available in:

    Cette note de synthèse a été élaborée en fonction des résultats issus des deux dialogues SFS-MED qui ont eu lieu en avril et juin 2021, dans le cadre du processus préparatoire du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires. Le présent document comprend des messages clés et des aperçus relevés des deux réunions virtuelles. La première version a été partagée avec les organisateurs des dialogues entre les états membres en provenance des pays méditerranéens afin de soutenir la préparation de leur participation et leurs discours auprès du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires qui a eu lieu en septembre 2021. Cette version révisée du document est censée remplacer la précédente et sera également partagée avec les participants aux deux dialogues SFS-MED.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Booklet
    Food systems transformation – Processes and pathways in the Mediterranean
    A stocktaking exercise
    2021
    Also available in:
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    As part of the global Food Systems Summit process, countries and stakeholders across the Mediterranean convened several Summit Dialogues, which allowed to reflect on the Summit’s objectives, explore the challenges faced in Mediterranean food systems, and exchange about strategic pathways to enable a sustainable transition. Building on this momentum, an analytical review of the outcomes of part of these dialogues was performed, in order to take stock of common challenges, priorities, and opportunities, and to provide support to countries and stakeholders across the Mediterranean region in further developing and implementing pathways towards sustainable food systems. The stocktake presents a set of thematic areas common to most countries in the region (“what to transform”), as well as a number of potential means of implementation (“how to transform”) that were found to be instrumental to generate transformative change, and have the potential to drive regional collaboration for accelerating the shift towards more sustainable food systems. To keep the momentum created by the Summit and the related national processes, possible next steps are proposed to leverage the transformative power of food systems, including the finalization and implementation of national pathways, the promotion of inclusive governance structures, and the development of cross-national and regional collaborations. In this setting, FAO, CIHEAM and UfM launched an initiative to engage with countries and stakeholders in the Mediterranean, providing a forum for dialogue and multi-stakeholder exchange, dedicated support for the co-creation of flagship projects and investment proposals, opportunities for regional cooperation on data sharing, science diplomacy and innovation.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Consumers and Mediterranean diet: towards food systems transformation
    Webinar outcomes, 26 January 2023
    2023
    Also available in:

    During this webinar, organized by the SFS-MED Platform and held on 26 January 2023, stakeholders from across the Mediterranean shared experiences and successful cases from the consumer perspective, including on transparent information and consumer education and innovative pathways for sustainable public procurement. Panelists and speakers highlighted how 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 industry, environments and marketing. The discussion was instrumental in demonstrating that empowering consumers to make informed food choices is key to enabling the transformation of Mediterranean food systems. In this context, the Mediterranean diet can be a strategic resource for driving transformative change, with its environmental, social, cultural, health and economic benefits. Education for sustainable consumption enables individuals and social groups to become actors of change by providing knowledge, values and skills to make environmentally friendly, ethically sound, and responsible decisions as consumers. Moreover, involving consumers in research and innovation processes (consumer-driven data) is needed to better understand their needs and preferences. Finally, targeted policy frameworks and multi-stakeholder partnerships can leverage public food procurement schemes to promote the Mediterranean diet, while supporting local economies and environmental sustainability.

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