Discussions about the theme

2013, April 18th

Sustainable diets: the Mediterranean diet as a case study

ABSTRACT Mediterranean diet, Sustainable diets and Mediterranean food cultures heritage

SEED SPEAKER: Prof. Sandro Dernini (Coordinator of the Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures- FAO Consultant) Short bio
received his Doctor's degree in Biology from the University of Cagliari (Italy) and his Ph.D. from the New York University (USA). Since 2002, he is the coordinator of the Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures. Since 2009, he is a FAO consultant on sustainable diets and sustainable food systems. From 2006 to 2012, he was the scientific coordinator of the International Interuniversity Centre for Mediterranean Food Cultures Studies (CIISCAM), and, from 2007 to 2010, he was the head of the technical office of the president of the Italian National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition. Dr. Dernini is a member of the international committee of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Mediterranean Diet, of the International Society for the Advancement of Living Traditions in Art, of the ONG Nutrition without Borders (Nutricion sins Fronteras).
2013, May 14th

Food Rush: New Commercial Order, Agflation and New Concepts of Poverty

ABSTRACT Common Agricultural Policy, Risk Management in Agriculture, Food Policies and Agflation

SEED SPEAKER: Prof. Mario Adinolfi - Department of Veterinary Medical Science - University of Bologna (Italy) Short bio
Felice Adinolfi is Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medical Science - University of Bologna (Italy). Since 2002 he is PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy, qualification obtained at University of Naples "parthenope". He graduated in 1999 in Economics at the University of Cassino (Italy). Between 2010 and 2012 he held the role of Scientific expert at the European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies. Policy Department B: structural and cohesion policies
2012, December 20th

Mediterranean Food Consumption Patterns

ABSTRACT A holistic qualitative and quantitative approach to food security, Diets as drivers of (un)sustainable development, Drivers of changes in food production and consumption systems, The Mediterranean diet: an endangered intangible cultural heritage of humanity, The triple burden of nutrition in the Southern and Eastern MediterraneanEconomic (un)sustainability of the Mediterranean diets, Food, society and culture in the Mediterranean area, Environmental impacts of the Mediterranean diets, Food losses and waste in the Mediterranean area, Governance, institutions and policies for agriculture, food and nutrition, Future research needs: towards a Mediterranean research agenda on sustainable food consumption and production

SEED SPEAKER: Hamid El Bilali Short bio
Hamid El Bilali (1979) graduated in agronomy from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (IAV-Hassan-II) in Rabat, Morocco. He is currently a researcher and consultant in the Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development department of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-MAIB). He holds a MSc in organic agriculture (CIHEAM-MAIB) and a PhD in agriculture and environment chemistry (University of Bari, Italy; 2008). He has been engaged in research, training and cooperation activities relating to the Mediterranean Diet, sustainable food consumption and production, typical products, food quality and safety, the diversification of rural livelihoods, rural governance and local institutions. He is the author of several scientific publications (more than 45 scientific papers and proceedings/communications).
CORNER SPEAKER: Philipp Debs Short Bio
Philipp Debs (1984) graduated in agronomy from the Faculty of Agriculture – Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon (2002-2007). He is currently working in the Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development department of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-MAIB). He holds MSc in organic agriculture (CIHEAM-MAIB; 2007-2009). His PhD in Agro-food Economics and Politics (University of Bologna, Italy; 2009-2013) will be concluded in June 2013. He has been engaged in research activities relating to the participation of Italian organic companies in international fairs, the impacts of Slow Food movement on farmers and rural communities, the Mediterranean Diet, and sustainable food consumption and production. He is the author of 11 scientific publications.