Webinar on the “Improvement of Mediterranean food systems towards food waste valorisation” on May 30th, 2022

May 27 2022


On 30 May, FoSaMed is co-organising a webinar as part of EU Green Week

IMPROVEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FOOD SYSTEMS TOWARDS FOOD WASTE VALORISATIONMay 30, 2022 | 2.30 pm GMT +1 (Portuguese time)

Global changes are affecting the natural environments and people’s lives around the globe. Ongoing • environmental, demographic, and socio-political changes are shaping the ‘where’ and ‘how’ people will be able to live in the future. Tackling the increasingly interconnected drivers of change is needed to mitigate and adapt to the effects of ongoing changes. The recently approved “European Green Deal” establishes ambitious goals for turning global change challenges into opportunities, essentially by speeding-up the transition into a truly sustainable and circular economy, towards food loss and waste reduction or prevention, while reducing the carbon footprint. The “European Green Deal” aims at the improvement of the well-being and health of citizens and future generations by providing fresh air, clean water, healthy soil and biodiversity, healthy and affordable food (food safety and food security), as well as long-lasting products that can be reused, repaired, and recycled, among others. Within the EU-Green Week, we propose a seminar, where our invited speakers will address sustainable agri-food solutions towards food waste reduction, giving some examples of best practices. The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness about the European Green Deal and promote the discussion on how every citizen may contribute to this transition.

Three valuable speakers will animate the discussion:

CAROLA FABI (FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) • FAO’s FLW database. Building evidence with Artificial Intelligence

ABDESLAM ASEHRAOU ( Université Mohammed Premier, Morocco) • Table olive processing technology: improving quality and protecting the environment

ANA CRISTINA SANTOS (Universidade de Évora-MED/CHANGE, Portugal) • Reduction of food losses and waste in the agro-food sector: some sustainable solutions





Source: UNIMED