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MOOC: Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective

  • Published on April 5, 2022

The worldwide known concept of Mediterranean diet clearly opens the debate on food provision as an holistic issue that needs to be analyzed “from landscape to table”, by examining all the complex dynamics pertaining political, social, cultural, economic and nutritional issues. Climate change, population growth and unsustainable farming practices are threatening the region and have led to water scarcity, desertification and biodiversity loss.

This is a great opportunity for re-invention and re-imagination of the region. Academics, creative thinkers and practitioners who understand that every obstacle is the doorway to opportunity and envisage the Mediterranean Basin as a laboratory, where ancient wisdom and design will lead to a new way to think about food systems overall.

The MOOC on Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective has been developed by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) in collaboration with SDG Academy, the University of Siena and the FAO E-learning Centre.

This course deals with environmental and climate-related challenges basing upon Mediterranean experience, how sustainable farming systems  is being utilized as a roadmap for positive action and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

Some of the modules are very relevant to sustainable consumption and production, namely those on:

  • Food value chain for regional and local development
  • Reducing food waste and enhancing by-product innovations
  • Nutrition and education.

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