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February, 08th

Technological solutions for reduction of discards in fisheries

The CIHEAM through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza and the EU H2020 RIA project MINOUW (Science, Technology and Society Initiative to Minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries), are organizing an advanced course on "Technological solutions for reduction of discards in fisheries" in Zaragoza (Spain) from 20 to 24 February 2017.
Download the brochure and find out more about the course.

February, 03rd

Pulses and Climate Change

The changing climate will continue to put pressure on agricultural ecosystems, particularly in regions and for populations that are particularly vulnerable.
Introducing pulses into crop production can be key to increasing resilience to climate change.
See FAO inphografic.

January, 31th

Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

The objective of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA, the Framework) is to improve the food security and nutrition of populations affected by, or at risk of, protracted crises by addressing critical manifestations and building resilience; adapting to specific challenges; and contributing to addressing underlying causes.
The CFS-FFA is a short document that provides a broad framework that can be used by all stakeholders who may have a role in improving or impacting food security and nutrition in protracted crises.

December, 16th

Call for International Postgraduate Scholarship on Food Science and Health for 2016/2017 Academic Year

Within the framework of its internationalization policies, the University of Foggia (UniFG) is hereby calling for applications with a view to fostering the incoming mobility of foreign scholars and researchers, with the objective of broadening and improving joined research activities during the academic years 2016/2017.
The aim of this call for applications is to encourage international mobility among Scholars as well as to develop or strengthen networks of collaboration among scholars around the world.
Application deadline: 31st December 2016.
Here you can find the Application form.

November, 23th

FAO and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

There is more than enough food produced today to feed everyone in the world, yet close to 800 million are chronically hungry.
As the affordability of food largely relates to income, ensuring access to food remains one of the key pillars of food security and the wider anti‐poverty agenda.

November, 14th

A new CIHEAM Watch Letter dedicate to the "Mediterranean Agriculture and Climate Change: Impacts, adaptations, solutions"

Climatic constraints, especially the scarcity of water and land resources have always been characteristic of Mediterranean agricultural systems that have developed ingenious farming systems to adapt.
Today, the resilience of these systems is challenged since climatic disruptions will generate different conditions for agricultural production throughout the region and will impact the availability and quality of water, the environment, forests and biodiversity, plant and animal production, the dissemination of agricultural and animal diseases as well as the food security of populations, especially the vulnerable ones in rural areas.
Download here the Watch Letter 37.

October, 01st

The first MedSpring Euro-MedHackathon!

Every year MedSpring Project organizes a special brokerage event to collect innovative ideas on water-food-energy, offering to young idea-carriers from the Mediterranean countries opportunities to meet potential investors.
This year we are excited to announce the launch of the first #Euro-MedHackathon.
This 2-day event will take place on the 14-15 December 2016 in Amman (Jordan).

September, 23rd

Social innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions.
The first SITT SIMRA* Workshop will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 26 to 28 October 2016 and is organized by the Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen, UK).
The workshop is considered to be an important starting point for the co-construction of knowledge with key stakeholders and its aim is to develop and maintain systematic knowledge exchange and a learning process via stakeholders’ consultations focusing on understanding and assessing social innovations.

September, 20th

Sustainable Agrifood Value Chains in the Mediterranean Region

FAO, CIHEAM and the EBRD are convening high-level policymakers, key players from private sector companies, co-operatives and producer organizations, governments, banks, academics and journalists to raise awareness and increase agricultural investment in the Mediterranean.
Register here.


July 10th, 2014

Waste Framework Directive

Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste managament, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery. It explains when waste ceases to be waste and becomes a secondary raw material (so called end-of-waste criteria), and how to distinguish between waste and by-products.

Get further information here.

October 09th, 2014

The State of Food Insecurity in the World

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.
To get further information click on the following link.

October 02nd, 2013

Climate change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Human activities are continuing to affect the Earth's energy budget by changing the emissions and resulting atmospheric concentrations of radiatively important gases and aerosols and by changing land surface properties.

Download the full report.

September 18th, 2013

FAO: Resilient livelihoods

Through its disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) seeks to protect livelihoods from shocks, to make food production systems more resilient and more capable of absorbing the impact of, and recovering from, disruptive events. Download the document.

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