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Lead Organizations


The SFS-MED Platform is an affiliated project of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme Promoting a multi-stakeholder approach, the initiative is led by:

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies is a well-established intergovernmental capacity-building and research institution, devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries, rural and coastal areas, and food and nutrition security in the Mediterranean region. It is composed of 13 Member States and, operating through the Headquarter based in Paris and its four Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain), it fosters scientific and multilateral cooperation in the Mediterranean, by providing evidence-based information, and putting forward best practices on food security and agricultural development at the heart of the global debate.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945 that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO aims at achieving food security and raising levels of nutrition and standards of living for all people, to secure improvements in the efficiency of production and distribution of agri-food products, and to contribute toward expanding world economy and ensuring humanity’s freedom from hunger.

Union Member States and 15 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries), created in 2008 as a re-launch of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (also known as the Barcelona Process) with the mandate of enhancing regional cooperation and integration in the region. It aims at promoting stability and prosperity through the exchange of best practices, sharing of experiences, identification of new and innovative methodologies, as well as the development of regional and sub-regional networks, following the principles of co-ownership and variable geometry, in collaboration with other key stakeholders in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The Foundation implements the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, a joint programme launched in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, which aims to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and innovation solutions for agriculture and food systems in the Mediterranean area.