16,  Hall 3,  programme

THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019 H3

Location 3 – Municipal Historical Archive

8.30.-10.30 Session 7

Solutions for Coping with impacts of Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Climate Change on Mediterranean Food Systems
Objective: To discuss doable solutions to enforce the sustainability of Mediterranean Food Systems under a mounting complexity of environmental challenges, including water scarcity, climate change and land degradation Co-chaired by Nicola Lamaddalena
Head of the Land & Water Dept., CIHEAM, Bari; Pasquale Steduto
Senior Water Adviser, FAO NENA Regional Office, Cairo
Opening remarks by Salvatore Cordaro, Commissioner Sicilian Territory and Environment Dept

Regional approaches to environmental challenges in the Mediterranean: the contribution of the UfM”
Miguel García-HerraizRoobaert, UfM
Benchmarking Innovation for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems under Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region: What do ICARDA and the CGIAR have to offer?
Jacques Wery, ICARDA
Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region: Integrated vulnerability assessment findings and response measures
Carol Chouchani Cherfane

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Regional Actions to Counter Land Degradation, Enhance Resilience and Promote Sustainable Production Landscapes in the Mediterranean, Near East and Europe: The FAOLAD MEDNET Initiative
Pandi Zdruli, CIHEAM, Bari

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00 -13.00 Session 11

Understanding the Food Environment in the Mediterranean: Interlinkages between Sustainable Diets and Sustainable Food Systems
Objective: To showcase and discuss different projects and initiatives which have been implemented in different settings to promote the Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable diet.
Co-Chaired by Gianluca Brunori, University of Pisa; Alexandre Meybeck, CIFOR.


Social determinants of sustainable diets: the role of power differentials
Roberta Sonnino, University of Cardiff;

Constructing a food environment that supports healthy eating practices
Dalia Mattioni, University of Pisa; FAO

Short food supply chains as catalysers of food environments favouring sustainable diets: an analysis by economic and network sociology.
Yuna Chiffoleau, INRA-Montpellier

The Mediterranean diet in face of an increasingly globalized food system: the case of the Tunisian food model.
Sonia Mlayah Hamzaoui, de l’Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunis

Enhancing the sustainability of high-quality typical agro-food products as cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet: The case study of Apulia in Italy
Gianluigi Cardone, CIHEAM Bari

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 -16.30

Session 12
Sustainable Agriculture, Agro-Ecology and Sustainable Food Value Chains Development in the Mediterranean Region
Objective: To illustrate how food systems development in
the Mediterranean can be revisited by taking a horizontal network, systemic and territorialised approach. by looking
both within and across value chains, positive trends and drivers
will be identifi ed in actor arrangements that are bringing
sustainability into food systems.
Co-Chaired by Pascal Bergeret, director, CIHEAM-Montpellier; Florence Tartanac, Senior Officer, FAO;


Sustainable Agriculture, Agro-Ecology and Sustainable Food Value Chains Development in the Mediterranean Region
Marie de Lattre-Gasquet, CIRAD, UMR ART-Dev

Innovative markets’ as drivers of sustainable food value chains? Insights from short food supply chains’ models of development
Yuna Chiffoleau, INRA;

Experience from the biodiversity for food and nutrition project in Turkey
Kürşad ÖZBEK, Ministry Agriculture, Turkey;

Urgenci Mednet When Food Unites Peoples Beyond Borders
Fatima Hocini, URGENCI;
Science and tradition: two keys to make origin of product credible Egizio Valceschini, INRA

Geographical indications for sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean region Florence Tartanac, FAO;

16.30-17.00 Coffee breaks

17.00 – 19.00 Side Event

Training for the Agro-Food Sector in Sicily

Agro-food chain verticalization to increase input efficiency with an environmental friendly approach
Francesco Pugliese, Bonifiche Ferraresi SpA, Jolanda di Savoia (FE)

Precision digital farming: technologies, principles and approaches as an integrated and sustainable agriculture managing system
Donato Cillis, Bonifiche Ferraresi SpA, Jolanda di Savoia (FE)

20.30 DINNER