Exploring catalytic levers, inspiring stories and common solutions for transformation
28 Nov 2023 – Today, on the occasion of the Day of the Mediterranean 2023, the SFS-MED Platform proudly launches the interactive tool “Sustainable agrifood systems in the Mediterranean – Levers for transformation”.
This digital tool showcases catalytic levers for transforming agrifood systems in the Mediterranean. It serves as a dynamic resource compiling a wealth of expert knowledge, while weaving in inspiring narratives from organizations working tirelessly to reshape the region’s agrifood systems through collaborative efforts and innovative ideas.
Entry points to tackle common challenges
As emerged from the stocktaking exercise conducted by the SFS-MED Platform, the transformation levers presented in this interactive report respond to the trends, priorities and challenges identified in most Mediterranean countries that have developed pathways towards agrifood systems transformation as part of their engagement in the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) process. The core themes identified through the UNFSS process have inspired the series of SFS-MED technical webinars initiated in 2022, which provided a rich repository of information presented in this digital tool. The UN Food Systems Summit + 2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2) 2023 played a pivotal role in underscoring the need for enhanced regional cooperation around key levers to address common challenges through shared solutions.
About the SFS-MED Platform
As a collaborative initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), the SFS-MED Platform stands as an affiliated project of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme. With the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the SFS-MED Platform connects stakeholders, fosters collaboration and coordination at various levels (regional, national, sub-national, municipal) and across diverse sectors (public/government, private, academia and research, farmers, consumers, civil society, etc.) to overcome the fragmentation of agrifood interventions. Its overarching goal is to accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda at Mediterranean level, facilitating the transformation towards more sustainable, efficient, nutritious, inclusive, and resilient agrifood systems.